It Was 20 Years Ago Today ...

It Was 20 Years Ago Today ...

The 1986 Red Sox were one strike away from winning the World Series. They came closer to winning - without actually winning - than any team in baseball history. When you watch a tape of Game 6 (shelved in the sci-fi/horror section of New England video stores), it's still impossible to believe

(John Ritter Illustration)

We Had A Night We'll Never Forget

Eric Wilbur: An Error Turns 20
Larry Whiteside's '86 Game Story: Sox Let It Slip Through Their Fingers
Dan Shaughnessy's '04 Column: The Standard for Booting Victory is Set
BDD Archives: Game 6 86'ed the Sox | Don't Blame Buckner
Photo Gallery: Game 6 Scenes | Game 6 Box Score
Discuss: Where Were You During Game 6?

"So the winning run is at second base, with two outs, three and two to Mookie Wilson. A little roller up along first... behind the [first-base] bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight... and the Mets win it! ... [three minutes pass] ... If one picture is worth a thousand words, then you have seen about a million words, but more than that you have seen an absolutely bizarre finish of game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the Mets are not only alive, they are well, and they play the Red Sox in Game 7 tomorrow." -- 10.26.86, Vin Scully, NBC Sports play-by-play announcer

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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