Legends Gallery will host two retired players from the 1986 World Series, Red Sox player Bill Buckner and Mets player Mookie Wilson, for an autograph signing on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Wilson helped lead the Mets to their 1986 World Series victory in seven games against the Boston Red Sox. But for Mets fans, the real victory was on Oct. 25, Game Six of the World Series that year.
"In the bottom of the 10th inning, the Sox were on top, 5 to 3," Legends owner Randy Dembo said, before the Mets were able to tie it up 5-5. "Mookie Wilson stepped up to the plate, with a full count. The pitch comes in and Mookie hits a slow roller up the first base line and the ball slip’s under first baseman’s Bill Buckner’s glove, and as the saying goes, it 'gets through Buckner.'”
Ray Knight scored the winning run for the Mets, who cinched their World Series victory in the next game. But, Dembo said, that game's "memory and its place in baseball history lives on," even after 25 years.
Buckner and Wilson will both be at Legends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 to sign baseballs, photos of the play and to take photos with fans. Autograph prices are $60 and include both players to sign any item. The gallery will have photos and baseballs available, and each item signed will come with a James Spence Authentication certificate of authenticity.
Further information is available on the Legends Gallery website.