Yes, Boston, we went there: Bill Buckner!

KSDK - Game 6 of the World Series means two very different things to Cardinals fans and Red Sox fans. For St. Louisans, Game 6 brings back glorious memories of David Freese's heroics in the unforgettable victory over the Texas Rangers in 2011.

Any mention of Game 6 of the World Series to a Red Sox fan likely hits a nerve. A big, painful nerve even after almost 30 years.

In October of 1986, the Boston Red Sox were on the verge of winning their first World Series title since 1918. They were beating the New York Mets when an improbable chain of events led to a bizarre comeback win for the Mets, who then won Game 7 and the title.

Many things led to the Sox collapse, but, fairly or not, the man most associated with the epic loss is the man at first base for Boston that night, Bill Buckner.

A routine groundball rolled through Buckner's legs sealing the Mets win.

This morning, on Today in St. Louis, Pat McGonigle and Frank Cusumano discussed the very different ways the fans of both teams think about "Game 6 of the World Series".


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