The "Buckner Ball," the baseball that dribbled between the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series. The error gave the New York Mets the win and the team went on to beat the Red Sox the next night to win the World Series. The writing, by Mookie Wilson addressed to Mets traveling secretary Arthur Richman says: "To Arthur, the ball won it for us, Mookie Wilson, 10/25/86."
The Associated Press
DALLAS — The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series has been sold at auction for $418,250.
Heritage Auctions says the ball was sold today in Dallas to a buyer who wants to remain anonymous. The sale price includes the buyer's premium.
The ball was the centerpiece of an auction featuring the collection of Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky.
Buckner's error in Game 6 allowed the New York Mets to rally with two outs in the 10th inning. The Mets went on to win the series.
An umpire gave the ball to Mets executive Arthur Richman. Charlie Sheen bought it for more than $93,000 in 1992. Swirsky purchased it for nearly $64,000 in 2000.Tweet
© 2013 The Kennebec Journal - All Rights Reserved.
274 Western Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04330