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Bill Buckner Stats & Facts

Bill Buckner Positions: Bats: L Throws: L Height: 72 Weight: 185 Born: Wednesday, December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, CA USA Died: in , Debut: 9/21/1969 Last Game: 5/30/1990 Full Name: William Joseph...

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Fenway Celebrates its 100th Birthday – Yankees Spoil Party

The Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park by inviting 200 former players and coaches, including the likes of team icons Johnny Pesky, Luis Tiant, Carl Yastrzemski, Bill Buckner, and Pedro Martinez joining the celebration, to come on the field for pre-game celebrations. Caroline Kennedy, the great-granddaughter of Boston’s former mayor known as Honey Fitz, who threw out the first pitch on opening day in 1912, tosses one of the three ceremonial first pitches. However, the Yankees spoil the party by hitting five homers, including two by Eric Chavez, on their way to a 6 – 2 win. For Ivan Nova, it is his 15th consecutive victory, dating back to last season. The victory moves the right-hander ahead of Whitey Ford (1961) and Steve Sundra (1938-39), and one shy of the franchise record of 16 consecutive wins, established last season by Roger Clemens.

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Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation

On April 8, 2008, former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation. Buckner’s error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, which helped lead to the Mets miraculous comeback, had been vilified by many, including the press. An emotional Buckner tossed out the first pitch after the Sox 2007 World Series flag was unfurled.

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Bill Buckner and Tony Armas each hit grand slams in the first two innings off Tigers ace Jack Morris to spark the Red Sox to a 12 – 7 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Detroit takes the second game, 7 – 5, in 11 innings, after scoring a run in the 9th to tie. Lance Parrish’s two-run homer ends it and Aurelio Lopez improves to 9-0.

Bill Buckner and Tony Armas each hit grand slams in the first two innings off Tigers ace Jack Morris to spark the Red Sox to a 12 – 7 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Detroit takes the second game, 7 – 5, in 11 innings, after scoring a run in the 9th to tie. Lance Parrish’s two-run homer ends it and Aurelio Lopez improves to 9-0.

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