"There's a ittle roller up along first...behind the bag! It's gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!" -Vin Scully
One of the most infamous plays in baseball history took place during the 1986 World Series when Bill Buckner was unable to field a simple ground ball with two outs in the 10th inning and cost the Red Sox a championship. Now anyone will have the chance to own the ball that rolled through Buckner's legs when it's auctioned off on eBay later this month.
Grammy nominated songwriter Seth Swirsky currently owns the ball after buying it from actor Charlie Sheen and plans to auction it off beginning on October 15th with a low low starting price of $1 million. The auction is scheduled to close on the 25th during the exact minute of the famous error.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1986 World Series in which the Mets rallied to stun the Sox in Games 6 and 7 to win the championship. Buckner, after disappearing from baseball for years, has resurfaced as the manager of the Brockton Rox, an unaffiliated independent league team in Massachusetts.