BILL "BILLY BUCKS" BUCKNER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MOOKIE WILSON - HFSID 275246
Sale Price $680.00
GIANT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PLAY THAT ENDED GAME SIX OF THE 1986 WORLD SERIES; THE NEW YORK METS WOULD GO ON TO WIN GAME SEVEN, DESTROYING THE HOPES OF THE BOSTON RED SOX FOR THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP IN 68 YEARS
MOOKIE WILSON and BILL BUCKNER. Large Photograph signed: "Bill Buckner" and "Mookie Wilson". Color, 19¾x16. Play-by-play from famed sports broadcaster Vin Scully imprinted at upper margin: "A little roller up along first...behind the bag...it gets through Buckner!/Here comes Knight...and the METS WIN IT!!!'/Vin Scully". At Shea Stadium, in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series, with the Boston Red Sox ahead of the New York Mets 3 games to 2 and the score Boston 5 New York 4, the Red Sox were one strike away from winning their first World Series in 68 years. With Kevin Mitchell on third and Ray Knight on first, the Mets' MOOKIE WILSON fouled off pitch after pitch. With a 2-2 count, he fouled off two pitches. Then, reliever Bob Stanley threw one in the dirt at Wilson's feet, and the long-time Met favorite skipped rope to avoid being hit. The wild pitch allowed Mitchell to score, tying the game, and moved Knight to second base. Mitchell and Knight, and Gary Carter, who had scored the 4th run, had each gotten two-out singles after Boston had scored two runs in the top of the tenth to go ahead 5-3. Wilson fouled off two more pitches and then hit a slow grounder to Red Sox first baseman BILL BUCKNER, playing well behind the bag. The speedy Wilson most probably would have been safe anyway, but Buckner, trying to watch the ball and the runner at the same time, let the ball go between his legs into right field, allowing Knight to score the winning run. The Mets then won Game Seven to win their second World Series in 17 years. The Red Sox had to wait another 18 years to win their first World Series in 86 years. Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully (born in 1927) was known primarily as the announcer for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. From 1979-1982 and 1990-1997, he was the lead announcer for CBS Radio Sports' coverage of the World Series. Scully has called all or part of 28 World Series, more than any other announcer. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine condition.
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