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Remembering Bill Buckner, Whose Legacy Was Unfairly Tarred With A Single Error

Bill Buckner, in black, speaks with umpires and the opposing manager before a 2011 Brockton Rox game. Photo by Anthony Brooks for WBUR

Bill Buckner, in black, speaks with umpires and the opposing manager before a 2011 Brockton Rox game. Photo by Anthony Brooks for WBUR

Bill Buckner, who played 22 years in the Major Leagues, including four seasons with the Boston Red Sox, has died at the age of 69.

Buckner was an All Star, but despite his impressive achievements, was often and unfairly remembered for a stunning game-ending error in the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the New York Mets.

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