Longtime MLB player and coach Bill Buckner retires from baseball
Bill Buckner, a respected longtime baseball player and coach most widely known for a single misplay in the 1986 World Series, announced Monday that he is retiring from baseball after spending most of his last 44 summers involved in the game. Buckner had most recently served as the hitting coach for the Boise Hawks, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
The Idaho Statesman has the story:
Buckner said he kicked around the idea for several weeks before making hishis cheap Dolphins jerseys free shipping
decision. Buckner and his wife, Jody, have lived in Boise and surrounding areas since he retired from playing in 1990.
"I know that Jody would want me to be home. It was just the right thing to do," he said. "I've been doing itit cheap Dolphins jerseys china
a long time, and it's been great."
(PHOTO: Steven Senne/AP Photo)
Buckner talliedtallied wholesale Dolphins cheap jerseys
2,715 hits in parts of 22 seasons in the Majors, batting over .300 seven times. But he became infamous in Boston for letting a groundball go through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the Mets toto wholesale cheap Dolphins jerseys
complete a stunning comeback and ultimately go on to win the series.
He became the scapegoat for the Sox failure to secure their first World Series title since 1918 and even received death threatsthreats wholesale jerseys Dolphins cheap
from fans. But on opening day in 2008, when Fenway Park celebrated the Sox 2007 world championship, Buckner threw out the first pitch and was greeted with a four minute ovation from the Boston crowd.