MOOKIE WILSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: BILL "BILLY BUCKS" BUCKNER - HFSID 279448
Sale Price $637.50
MOOKIE WILSON, CO-SIGNED BY: BILL BUCKNER This black baseball is signed by two players who contributed to a comeback championship for the New York Mets in 1986. Bill Buckner let Mookie Wilson's easy roller in the ninth inning of Game 6 pass between his feet, allowing the Mets' winning run to come in from third base. Baseball signed "Mookie Wilson" in the sweet-spot and "Bill Buckner", both in gold ink. 2½-inch diameter black Rawlings Official Major League Baseball with facsimile Allan H. Selig signature. This unique ball is signed by two of the players responsible for forcing a seventh game, and a New York Mets comeback championship, in the 1986 World Series. With Game 6 tied 5-5 at Shea Stadium, Met Wilson hit a slow roller down the first base line toward Red Sox Buckner. Buckner let the dribbler pass between his feet, allowing Ray Knight to score from third base. Speedy outfielder WILSON, born William Hayward Wilson in Bamberg, South Carolina in 1956, played for the New York Mets from 1980 to 1989. Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989, he helped the Jays to division titles in 1989 and his final year, 1991. A fan favorite, Wilson will always be remembered for hitting the slow grounder that went between Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the winning run to score and sending the Series to a seventh game and a come from behind Mets victory. A swift base runner, Wilson would probably have been safe even if Buckner, playing deep, had fielded the ball. It's a great injustice that BUCKNER (1949-2019) will always be remembered for his disastrous error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, because Buckner was a fine fielder and an outstanding hitter during a solid Major League career. He hit .300 with Chicago (1977-1984), won the 1980 batting title and twice led the league in doubles (1981 and 1983). Playing on gimpy ankles, Buckner had outstanding seasons at Boston in 1985 and 1986. He tied a major league record by playing 162 games at first base in 1985 and broke the major league record he set in 1983 for assists at the position with 184. Entering the 1990 season, he led all active players with 2,707 career hits. Wilson's signature is lightly smeared. Otherwise in fine condition.
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