The ball that got through Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs during the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was sold at auction on Friday for $418,250. The ball was part of an auction of items of Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky that brought in more than $1.2 million.
Heritage Auctions said the ball was sold to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. The sale price includes the buyer's premium. (via ESPN Boston)
Buckner had 2,715 hits in a 22-year career that spanned the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox, Royals and Angels. However, what the first baseman who had a .991 career fielding percentage is remembered for is his error on Mookie Wilson's slow roller in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets used the error to finish off a two-out rally to win the game, 6-5, and went on to win the series in Game 7, 8-5.