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This Day In Sports History (October 27th) – New York Mets
It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox played game seven of the World Series. The Mets would win the deciding game by a score of 8-5, earning the franchise their second World Series title.
Game six of the series would go to extra innings, and the Red Sox would take a 5-3 lead in the top of the tenth. Boston was within one strike of winning their first championship in 68 years, but they could not finish things off, leading to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history.
After tying the game at five, the Mets had the winning run on second with Mookie Wilson at the plate. Wilson hit a slow dribbler towards first baseman Bill Buckner, which got through his legs and brought home the game-winning run in one of the biggest blunders in sports history. Buckner’s error forced a game seven the next night at Shea Stadium.
In game seven, Boston would get out to an early 3-0 lead, only to once again give it up to the Mets. New York would go on to win the game 8-5 and “The Curse of the Bambino” lived on.
Here is Buckner’s infamous error from Game 6.
Sergei Samsonov, NHL – Born October 27th 1978 (age 33) in Moscow, Russia
Brady Quinn, NFL – Born October 27th 1984 (age 27) in Columbus, Ohio
Andrew Bynum, NBA – Born October 27th 1987 (age 24) in Plainsboro, New Jersey