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7 World Series gaffes that will never be forgotten

The pressure is on during the World Series. While Major League Baseball’s championship series results in moments of triumph, viewers never forgot a memorable blunder either.

With all the World Series games played in the history of MLB, a number of costly mistakes have turned game time upside down and led to a completely different outcome than the expected.

Below are just a few of the most famous World Series gaffes in the order that they happened.

Bill Buckner missed grounder

A grounder went through the legs of Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series. (Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe via Getty Images)


Kansas City Royals after winning the World Series in 1985

A controversial call led to Kansas City’s victory in the 1985 World Series. (Rich Pilling / MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Worrell seemed to clearly step on the base before the runner, but umpire Don Denkinger called the runner safe. The play was argued but was not overturned.

After this call, Royals hitter Dane Iorg knocked two runs in to win the game.

7. 1986 – The infamous Bill Buckner blunder

The Bill Buckner blunder happened in 1986 when the first baseman missed a ground ball in a pivotal moment during game 6 between the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets. Red Sox manager John McNamara was using Dave Stapleton as a defensive replacement for Buckner, who had two bad ankles, late in games in which Boston was ahead. This time, McNamara decided to stick with Buckner.

During the 10th inning, the score was tied at 3-3. A grounder off the bat of Mookie Wilson rolled down the baseline and through Buckner’s legs, allowing the New York Mets to score and win the game. The Mets would go on to win game 7 and the series.

Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital. 


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