Bill Buckner used to complain about the merciless taunting and questions from fans about his error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series. Now, he seems to be embracing his moment in history.
Grandstandsports.com is bringing Buckner and Mookie Wilson to New York to relive the infamous moment that linked them together in baseball immortality. The reunion charity event will take place at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square on Oct. 25, which is exactly 25 years to the day of game six of the 1986 World Series.
The evening will consist of meet and greet opportunities with both Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson, along with photographs and autographs. There will also be an organized question and answer portion of the evening along with a large silent and live charity auction.
Buckner and Wilson have made autograph appearances for several years now. This time, some of the money is going to help families.
“The opportunity to bring these two legends together is a dream come true for baseball fans everywhere,” said Howard Schwartz of Grandstand Sports. “This is going to be an unforgettable evening for all and the fact that Ronald McDonald House Charities are benefitting from the outcome makes it a home run in every sense of the word.”