1986

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1986

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Series: Art of Sport

It's the bottom of the 10th inning in Game Six of the 1986 World Series and the New York Mets are just one strike away from once again losing their championship dreams. With two men on Mookie Wilson steps up to bat and hits a slow grounder that in any other game would be an easy out. But this is the World Series where the pressure of the moment causes the ball to trickle through Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs allowing the winning run to score. Buckner's error one of the most lasting and memorable moments in baseball history allowed the New York Mets to lay claim to their second World Series championship and first since 1969. 

Here's my homage in oil to that fateful moment.

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