Bill Buckner, an MLB player best known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, has died at the age of 69.
He was the first baseman Boston Red Sox team.
His death was confirmed by his family. According to the family statement, Bill passed away on Monday, May 27, AS for the cause of death, he died after a long battle with dementia.
Remembering our time with Bill Buckner, a great player and even better man. pic.twitter.com/7r7OY3pxmj
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 28, 2019
He had won a National League batting title. Being an All-Star, Bill got 2,715 hits in his 22-year career. He had joined the World Series 1986 after which his legacy was changed.
Trying for their first crown since 1918, the Red Sox team led the New York Mets 5-3 going into the bottom of the "10th inning in Game 6 at Shea Stadium."
The Red Sox lost with 8-5 in Game 7 but they continued to play in the World Series until they won the championship in 2004.
Funeral and memorial services for the late Red Sox star will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Bill Buckner!
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