As any Mets fan would know, today is the 23rd anniversary of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. For anyone who witnessed it on TV (or the millions of people who claimed to be there), it remains the single greatest moment in Mets history. You will probably see the video to the ball rolling through Buckner's legs, but Studious Metsimus is going to share some different things with you regarding Game 6.
Here are some videos that you may or may not have seen before. The first one is a TV promo for the 1986 World Series featuring one of my all-time fav'rit TV characters, ALF:
From Steiner Sports, here is Mookie Wilson (my hero) speaking candidly about Bill Buckner and the error that forever linked them together in baseball history, similar to the way Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca were linked following Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" in 1951 to give the New York Giants the NL pennant over Fred Wilpon's beloved Brooklyn Dodgers.
To close out the video portion of today's blog, I give you what the bottom of the tenth inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series would have looked like had it been played out on Nintendo's RBI Baseball game. I used to play that game in my friend's garage. He used to steal bases on me at will as I constantly threw the ball to the wrong base! But I digress. Enjoy the Nintendo version of this classic Mets moment:
Here are some additional links with more interesting takes on the miraculous Game 6:
Jason at Remembering Shea shares his memories of the game that forever cemented his status as a Mets fan.
Lou at Never Forget '69 posted the entire WHN radio transcript of the bottom of the tenth inning, as voiced by the late Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne.
Ed at Mets Merized Online (no relation to your Studious Metsimus moderator) wrote a recap of Game 6 featuring some interesting tidbits you may have forgotten about the game, such as Mookie Wilson being a hero BEFORE the tenth inning.
Twenty-three years. The memories are still fresh in our minds as if it were only twenty-three minutes ago that Mookie hit the little roller up along first.
Where were you when Bill Buckner let Mookie's ground ball go through his legs? Feel free to share your thoughts. Studious Metsimus would love to hear your memories of what many consider the greatest moment in Mets history.
Little roller up along first. Behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!
Okay, I'll give you one more video before I go. This is for those people who don't have the DVD of the 1986 World Series or for those with poor memories. Enjoy!