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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BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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ProJo:

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