Fans and Friends Share Their Thoughts On Bill Buckner
On Monday, longtime big-league first baseman Bill Buckner died due to complications from dementia. Buckner spent part of 22 seasons in the majors, including a memorable stint with the Chicago Cubs.
Buckner had 22 major league seasons of outstanding play, but unfortunately, he's too-well remembered for his fielding mistake in the 1986 World Series that helped the New York Mets rally in Game 6 before capturing the title in Game 7.
This is a guy who won the National League batting title in 1981, who never struck out more than twice in a single game ever, and was playing left field when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record. He deserved better than to be a punchline for an error.
Here are some thoughts about Bill Buckner tweeted out by teammates, fans, organizations, etc: