Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kenyan children reenact Buckner's Game 6 error

Twenty-six years later and 8,000 miles away, Bill Buckner's infamous error in game 6 of the 1986 World series lives on.  While Buckner might have made peace with most of the Red Sox Nation, these Kenyan kids still find it funny.

In a video posted on YouTube, a group of Kenyan schoolchildren are seen reenacting the unforgettable 10th-inning  rally that ended with one of the most famous plays in World Series history— leading to a 6-5 win for the Mets before they went on to win Game 7 and the World Championship.  It even has the Vin Scully's play-by-play call.

The video was made after the students expressed interest in making a movie about an American sporting event and it came down to Buckner or the "Music City Miracle."  The kids are probably Bills fans.

Using a tennis racket and ball in an open field, the kids filmed their recreation of Mookie Wilson's two-out at-bat against Bob Stanley— starting with his wild pitch allowing Kevin Mitchell to score and tie the game at 5-5 while Ray Knight moved to second.

A youngster portraying Mookie then hits a roller to first base where "Buckner" lets the ball go through his legs and the winning run scores.  The rest is baseball history.

From the minds of babes.


  1. It was after that play that Wilson quietly scrapped their plan to introduce the Bill Buckner autograph first baseman's mitt!

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