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Bill Buckner has died at 69

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posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:05 AM
One of my favorite baseball players has died after a battle with dementia.
I remember him fondly when he played with the cubs.

"After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family,"

Buckner is remembered for one play in his career which is completely unfair.
22 seasons and you are reduced to one play.

He let a slow grounder go between his legs allowing the Mets to win in the 10th inning.

Now let's not forget boston had a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 10th.
Let's not forget the game was tied up by the Mets already when he made his error.
Let's not forget that even if he made the play, the game was tied so they had to play another inning which didnt guarentee a boston win.
And lastly, let's not forget that this error didn't lose the world series. They had to play game 7 yet and lost that one.

Get over it already....
Give this man the credit he deserves for the career he had.

Rest in peace Mr buckner.....

posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:12 AM
a reply to: Bluntone22

He certainly died doing what he loved... Oh wait, he was 69!?

All jokes aside, he was a great ballplayer, who had his career reduced down to one play that haunted him. RIP!

posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:40 AM
a reply to: jhn7537

That's at 69 not during.......

posted on May, 28 2019 @ 11:36 AM
a reply to: Bluntone22

We were talking about one of his seasons that he had... just so ridiculous, the stats. And there is always somebody there to say "remember the Mets?" Like you said, "get over it" the man did more than flub a slow grounder. Over 2,700 hits is nothing to sneeze at!

He had an awesome career! I loved him for that grounder, we are all human and do stupid things from time to time. Just that we all do not play in the World Series every day of our life.

Sad to hear about his passing. And dementia? That is too sad to learn that. Thanks for all the memories of oh so short days of summer!

posted on May, 28 2019 @ 11:42 AM

posted on May, 28 2019 @ 11:46 AM
Big Braves fan and baseball in general, Buckner had bad knees and a bad ankle had no business being on the field defensively but the BoSox needed his bat in the line up, even though Buckner was gimpy as hell. Todays players wouldn't have even started. When he was healthy he put up stellar numbers for along time years... one of the reasons they had him on the field. Guy definitely deserved better no mention of the shoddy relief pitching that put runners in scoring position either.

posted on May, 29 2019 @ 04:46 AM
a reply to: Bluntone22

He was a great ballplayer revered by many,the only ones who whined were Boston fans,we loved him when with Dodgers,that's like judging a surgeon who dropped a tool once,but the ignorance of some


posted on Jun, 22 2019 @ 09:35 PM
I remember watching him play first base for the Cubs. He gutted it out on every ball he hit, even with the injuries. For a couple of years, he was the only reason to watch the cubs. RIP Billy Buck.

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