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Boston first baseman Bill Buckner reacts as he leaves the field after committing an error on a ball hit by New York's Mookie Wilson which allowed the winning run to score in the sixth game of the World Series, in this Oct. 25, 1986 photo in New York.
"The worst nightmare is letting the winning run score on a ground ball going through your legs," said Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during an interview with ESPN Oct. 7, 1986. Eighteen days later Buckner would amazingly do just that, in what has become the most infamous play in baseball history. With the Boston Red Sox leading the series 3-2 over the New York Mets, and game 6 tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 10th, Buckner let a little roller by Mookie Wilson to go through his legs, which allowed Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The Sox then lost game 7, 8-5, to complete the shocking meltdown.