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Bill Buckner | 1949-2019

Bill Buckner

Former Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner is introduced during a 1986 20-year team reunion before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies on May 25, 2016, at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox Bill Buckner boots a ball against the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series on Oct. 25 in New York.

 (Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe)
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Dodger outfielder Bill Buckner slams a pitch by Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the Athletics for a home run over the right field wall in the eighth inning of the World Series at the Coliseum in Oakland on Oct. 15, 1974.

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Bill Buckner, outfielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Vero Beach, Fla., in 1971.

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Newly acquired Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner helped burst the Kansas City Royals’ bubble with a fourth-inning home run at Fenway Park in Boston, on May 28, 1984, then blew a bubble of his own when he took the field in the fifth. Boston beat Kansas City, 6-0.

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Newly signed first baseman Bill Buckner, right, is congratulated by teammates Ned Bergert, left, and Ruppert Jones, center, after Buckner scored during the second inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 28, 1987.

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Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner raises his arm while standing on second base during sixth inning action against the California Angels during the American League Championship Series in Anaheim Stadium on Oct. 11, 1986.

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Boston Red Sox Bill Buckner slides headfirst into home plate to score the second run of the game on a single by Dwight Evans in the third inning of the fifth game of the World Series at Boston’s Fenway Park on Oct. 23, 1986.

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Bill Buckner of the Chicago Cubs slides across a base during a game in the 1980 season at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Former Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner acknowledges the cheers from the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the MLB baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers on April 8, 2008, at Fenway Park in Boston.

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