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Kenyan Students Re-Create Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series Mishap

One of the most infamous errors in the history of the MLB– the wicket-splitting ground ball miss suffered by Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets– has been re-created by a group of Kenyan students, to hilarious, and somewhat depressing effect.

Poor Bill Buckner.

No matter how hard he tries to move on with his career– and by all accounts, he’s been very successful away from the field– this one, solitary moment is captured in sports infamy.

Here’s the re-creation:


The students were interested in re-creating a famous American sporting event, and chose the Buckner bobble over several other options they were presented with, including the “Music City Miracle”.

I mean, this is greatness.

The kid playing Mookie Wilson even stumbles out of the batter’s box after making contact. Genius.

Given the apparent popularity of this video– it’s getting viral quickly– these students may be on to something. One can only wonder what’s next.

Sorry Red Sox fans, I know you’re having a rough summer.

Try following the Chicago Cubs.

Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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