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Friday, February 04, 2011

1986 Calls of the Mookie Wilson Ground Ball

 How many people remember Vin Scully's famous call of the ground ball that "gets through Buckner" to allow the Mets to win game 6 of the 1986 World Series, and to then win it all in game 7? How many people also remember Bob Murphy's call of the same play? 

This link on includes comments that show that some people have forgotten that there were several calls of this play, one on the national broadcast (Vin Scully), and one on the Mets' local radio broadcast (Murphy), and I'm sure one on the local Boston radio broadcast as well. I'd like to hear that one, actually.

The "gets through Buckner" vs. "gets by Buckner" is what has caused the confusion. The calls are so similar, but each one is from the unique perspective of one of the greatest broadcasters in baseball history.

By the way, the Metsblog link is from the Eephus League website, which is truly unique and beautifully designed. Check it out!

© Judy Kamilhor 2011