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Encyclopedia > 1986 World Series
1986 World Series
1986 World Series Logo
Team Manager Games Won
New York Mets Davey Johnson 4
Boston Red Sox John McNamara 3
Dates October 18, 1986October 25, 1986
MVP Ray Knight (New York)
Television network NBC
Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola
Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL)

The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the "Curse of the Bambino" to mass public awareness. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1986. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... John McNamara was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Bremond Evans (born November 5, 1946 in Longview, Texas) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1971 to 1999. ... Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. ... Joe Brinkman (b. ... Ed Montague with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Dale Ford (born July 6, 1942) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the 6th district, which is composed of parts of Washington County and Hawkins County. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ...


This was the only Series in which a team was one out away from losing and came back to win. Moreover, the Mets were actually a single strike away from losing during two different at bats.


Managers: John McNamara (Boston), Davey Johnson (New York) John Francis McNamara (born June 4, 1932 in Sacramento, California) is a former manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires:: John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) James Bremond Evans (born November 5, 1946 in Longview, Texas) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1971 to 1999. ... Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. ... Joe Brinkman (b. ... Ed Montague with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Dale Ford (born July 6, 1942) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the 6th district, which is composed of parts of Washington County and Hawkins County. ...


Series MVP: Ray Knight (New York) Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ...


Television: NBC (Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola announcing). In 2006, a "collector's edition" DVD box set containing the original telecasts of all seven games was issued by Major League Baseball and A&E Home Video. NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... A&E is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: A&E Network (Arts and Entertainment), an American television network the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with...

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Background

The Mets finished the regular season with a 108-54 record, easily the best in baseball, and ran away with the National League East division, winning by 21½ games over the Philadelphia Phillies. They then won the gut-wrenching 1986 National League Championship Series, 4 games to 2, over the Houston Astros. The talent of the team was colored by controversy during much of the season, with scrappy players both on and off the field. On July 19, 1986, Mets infielder Tim Teufel and pitchers Rick Aguilera, Bobby Ojeda, and Ron Darling were arrested after fighting with policemen outside a bar in Houston. Just three days later, they played a game which became a microcosm of their season when two Mets were ejected after a bench-clearing brawl. A total of three ejections in the game forced starting catcher Gary Carter to play third base, and the Mets to play a pitcher in the outfield, with lefthander Jesse Orosco and righty Roger McDowell alternating between the pitcher's mound and the outfield as needed. Despite the adversity, they still won the game in the 14th inning. [1] Former NL MVP George Foster was released a few days after the game, based partly on his refusal to move from the Mets' bench during the fracas. The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens... The 1986 National League Championship Series pitted the New York Mets against the Houston Astros. ... Astros redirects here, for other uses see Astros (disambiguation) Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Shawn Teufel (born July 7, 1958) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and San Diego Padres from 1983 to 1993. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... Robert Michael (Bob or Bobby) Ojeda (b. ... Ronald Maurice Darling (born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos for a very brief period. ... Houston redirects here. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ... Jesse Orosco Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. ... Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... George Foster (1970s) George Arthur Foster (born December 1, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former left fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from 1969-1986. ...


The Red Sox went 95-66 during the season, winning the American League East division by 5½ games over their rivals, the New York Yankees. The gritty play of ALCS MVP Marty Barrett and Rich Gedman; clutch hitting from veterans Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Don Baylor, Dwight Evans and Dave Henderson; and quality starting pitching, especially from 1986 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, Bruce Hurst and Oil Can Boyd, were the main reasons the Red Sox were able to reach the World Series. The team's defining moment occurred in Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series against the California Angels. With the Angels leading 3 games to 1 in the best-of-7 series and their top reliever Donnie Moore on the mound, the Sox needed a last-out miracle home run from Henderson to survive Game 5; they later loaded the bases and got the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly from Henderson off Moore in the 11th. The Angels never recovered from this blow, and with Boston capitalizing on some defensive miscues by the Angels, and clutch performances by some of their big name players (namely Rice and Clemens in the deciding game), the Red Sox clinched the pennant with a seven-game win. The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... Martin Glenn Barrett (born June 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played with the Boston Red Sox (1982-90) and San Diego Padres (1991). ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, whose hitting in the 1980s and 1990s dominated the American League in much the same way as his National League contemporary Tony Gwynn. ... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ... Dwight Evans on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1988. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, and is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers of all time[1]. He has won seven Cy Young Awards... Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... Dennis Ray Oil Can Boyd (born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Donnie Ray Moore (February 13, 1954 – July 18, 1989) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1975, 1977-79), St. ...


Game-by-Game Recap

Game 1

October 18: Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... A few landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
W: Bruce Hurst (1-0)   L: Ron Darling (0-1)  S: Calvin Schiraldi (1)
HR: none

In the opener, Boston's Bruce Hurst dazzled the New Yorkers with his looping curve and forkball, allowing only four hits over eight innings. New York's Ron Darling was equally effective, yielding only an unearned run in the seventh inning on an error by second baseman Tim Teufel. That run proved to be the only run of the game, and just as they did in the League Championship Series against Houston, the Mets opened the series with a 1-0 defeat. (Mets legend Tom Seaver, as a member of the Red Sox, got a large standing ovation from the Shea Stadium fans during the Game 1 introductions. Seaver did not pitch in the series because of injury.) Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... Ronald Maurice Darling (born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos for a very brief period. ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... Ronald Maurice Darling (born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos for a very brief period. ... Timothy Shawn Teufel (born July 7, 1958) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and San Diego Padres from 1983 to 1993. ... The 1986 National League Championship Series pitted the New York Mets against the Houston Astros. ... Astros redirects here, for other uses see Astros (disambiguation) Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ...


Game 2

October 19: Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... A few landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 9 18 0
New York 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
W: Steve Crawford (1-0)   L: Dwight Gooden (0-1)  
HR: BOSDave Henderson (1), Dwight Evans (1)

After dropping the first game, everybody expected the Mets to come back strong, especially having Dwight Gooden on the mound. With his counterpart Roger Clemens taking the hill for Boston, Game Two figured to be a fabulous duel between baseball's top two pitchers. What it turned out to be was the poorest game of the series, the Red Sox crushing the Mets behind an 18-hit attack. Gooden's excellent pitching in the League Championship Series did not carry over to the World Series, as he lasted only five innings, yielding six runs and eight hits. Clemens was not much better himself, as he departed before five innings and didn't even earn the win. Stevie Crawford (born January 9, 1974 in Dunfermline, Scotland) is a professional footballer who currently plays for Scottish Premier League team Aberdeen. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), a. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Dwight Evans on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1988. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), a. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, and is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers of all time[1]. He has won seven Cy Young Awards... The 1986 National League Championship Series pitted the New York Mets against the Houston Astros. ...


Game 3

October 21: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 13 0
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
W: Bob Ojeda (1-0)   L: Oil Can Boyd (0-1)  
HR: NYMLenny Dykstra (1)

The Mets regrouped in a big way, scoring four times in the first inning. Their rally began when Lenny Dykstra belted a lead-off homer off Boston's Oil Can Boyd to give the New Yorkers a lift. Boyd settled down after that, allowing no more runs until the seventh inning; however, the Red Sox were unable to mount a comeback as Bob Ojeda, the Mets' main man in the Calvin Schiraldi deal, pitched a gutsy game, allowing five hits for a win. Robert Michael Ojeda (born December 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who pitched for five different MLB teams over fifteen seasons including the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. ... Dennis Ray Oil Can Boyd (born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Lenny on the cover of Street & Smiths Baseball Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Lenny on the cover of Street & Smiths Baseball Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Dennis Ray Oil Can Boyd (born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Michael Ojeda (born December 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who pitched for five different MLB teams over fifteen seasons including the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ...


Game 4

October 22: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 6 12 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1
W: Ron Darling (1-1)   L: Al Nipper (0-1)  
HR: NYMGary Carter (1,2), Lenny Dykstra (2)

Boston skipper John McNamara took a gamble by starting Al Nipper. His earned run average of 5.38 was the highest for a series starter since Hal Gregg's 5.87 for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Despite his bloated ERA, Nipper performed well, allowing only three runs in six innings. It didn't matter, though, as Ron Darling continued to sparkle in the postseason, this time pitching the Mets to even the series at 2 apiece, featuring two home runs over the Green Monster by Gary Carter. Ronald Maurice Darling (born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos for a very brief period. ... Albert Samuel Nipper (born April 2, 1959) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and two other teams. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ... Lenny on the cover of Street & Smiths Baseball Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... John Francis McNamara (born June 4, 1932 in Sacramento, California) is a former manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ... Albert Samuel Nipper (born April 2, 1959) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and two other teams. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Topps baseball card - 1952 Series, #318   Harold Dana (Hal) Gregg (July 11, 1921 - May 13, 1991) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-1947), Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-1950) and New York Giants (1952). ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The Green Monster in 2006, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating, and more recent additions, including charity advertisements along the top, billboards above the Green Monster seating, and the American League East standings. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ...


Game 5

October 23: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 10 1
Boston 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 4 12 0
W: Bruce Hurst (2-0)   L: Dwight Gooden (0-2)  
HR: NYMTim Teufel (1)

The Red Sox halted the Mets' momentum behind another dominating performance from Bruce Hurst, leaving Boston just one game away from their first title since 1918. Hurst pitched a complete game, striking out six and allowing just two earned runs. Dwight Gooden had his second consecutive ineffective start for the Mets, being pulled after allowing nine hits and four runs in just four innings. The one bright spot for the Mets was a sharp outing from Sid Fernandez in relief, pitching four scoreless innings and allowing just three hits. Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), a. ... Timothy Shawn Teufel (born July 7, 1958) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and San Diego Padres from 1983 to 1993. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... Charles Sidney Fernandez (born October 12, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii) was a Major League Baseball player from 1983-1997. ...


Game 6

October 25: Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... A few landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Boston 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 13 3
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 8 2
W: Rick Aguilera (1-0)   L: Calvin Schiraldi (0-1)  
HR: BOSDave Henderson (2)

In Game 6 [2], Boston took a quick 2-0 lead on RBI base hits from Dwight Evans and Marty Barrett. The Mets tied the score in the fifth inning on a single from Ray Knight and a run-scoring double play by Danny Heep. An error by Knight led to Barrett scoring in the 7th to give Boston a 3-2 lead and it looked like Knight may be the goat of the World Series but the Mets rallied again in the 8th, tying the game on a Gary Carter sacrifice fly. The Mets missed a golden opportunity to win the game in the 9th. After a walk and an error put two men on with nobody out, Howard Johnson was sent to the plate to sacrifice the winning run to third. It was then, however, that Mets manager Davey Johnson made his most criticized decision of the series. After HoJo failed in his first bunt attempt, Davey took the bunt off and had HoJo swing away; HoJo ended up striking out, leaving runners at first and second with one out. Lee Mazzilli followed with a deep fly to left that would have won the game had the runner been at third, but it became the second out as runners held first and second. Lenny Dykstra then flied out for the third out, sending the game to extra innings. Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Dwight Evans on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1988. ... Martin Glenn Barrett (born June 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played with the Boston Red Sox (1982-90) and San Diego Padres (1991). ... Inning is a town in the district of Erding in Bavaria in Germany. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Daniel William Heep (Born July 3, 1957) in San Antonio, Texas, is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs. ... Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former switch hitting third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lenny on the cover of Street & Smiths Baseball Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ...


In the top of the 10th inning, Dave Henderson homered to pull the Sox within three outs of a world championship, and Barrett singled in Wade Boggs to make it a 5-3 lead. When Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez were retired to start the bottom of the 10th, the championship seemed at hand. David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, whose hitting in the 1980s and 1990s dominated the American League in much the same way as his National League contemporary Tony Gwynn. ... Walter Wally Wayne Backman (born September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, Oregon) is a retired baseball player. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ...

Game 6: Ray Knight (not pictured) scores the winning run as Bill Buckner and Bob Stanley watch Mookie Wilson's slow roller.
Game 6: Ray Knight (not pictured) scores the winning run as Bill Buckner and Bob Stanley watch Mookie Wilson's slow roller.

Then, Carter singled to left. Pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell singled to center and Shea Stadium started to get loud. Knight went down in the count 0-2 bringing the Mets to their last strike but he hit the next pitch into center field for a single that scored Carter and advanced Mitchell to third base, making the score 5-4 and bringing Shea back to life. The Red Sox replaced pitcher Calvin Schiraldi with Bob Stanley to face left fielder Mookie Wilson. Wilson got the count to 2-1 but fouled the fourth pitch away to bring the Mets to their last strike again. He stayed alive fouling off two more Stanley pitches. Then, the seventh pitch sailed towards Wilson's knees sending him to the ground but the ball hit nothing and went straight to the backstop. Mitchell scored uncontested to tie the game and Shea Stadium erupted while Knight advanced to second base. The Red Sox were shocked to have blown the lead with the game all but over, much as they had done to the Angels in the ALCS almost two weeks prior. Image File history File links Billbuckner. ... Image File history File links Billbuckner. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... William Joseph Bill Buckner (born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals. ... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ... William Hayward Mookie Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with the New York Mets (1980–89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989–91). ... Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell (born January 13, 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman who played for the New York Mets (1984, 1986), San Diego Padres (1987), San Francisco Giants (1987-91), Seattle Mariners (1992), Cincinnati Reds (1993-94, 1996), Boston... mcv ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... William Hayward Mookie Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with the New York Mets (1980–89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989–91). ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ...


When things calmed down, Wilson was still at the plate and fouled off two more pitches in a fantastic at bat. Finally, on the tenth pitch, Wilson hit a slow rolling ground ball up the first base line that appeared to be easy to field. The most pressing question in the few seconds was whether the lumbering Bill Buckner, with his chronic bad ankles and knees, would be able to beat the speedy Wilson to first base to finish the inning. The question would never be answered as the ball somehow snuck between his legs under his glove and rolled slowly into right field. Shea Stadium exploded and the Mets' players and fans looked as though they couldn't contain themselves. Knight tried to hold his helmet on while jumping towards home plate with the winning run in a scene that many Mets fans would never forget. Buckner and the stunned Red Sox slowly walked off the field. William Joseph Bill Buckner (born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals. ...


Vin Scully's call of the play would quickly become an iconic one to baseball fans, with the normally calm Scully growing increasingly excited: Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ...

So the winning run is at second base, with two outs, three and two to Mookie Wilson. (A) little roller up along first... behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight, and the Mets win it!

Box score

Boston Red Sox
 Boston Red Sox AB R H BI BB K PO A Boggs 3b 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 Barrett 2b 4 1 3 2 2 0 1 4 Buckner 1b 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Rice lf 5 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 Evans rf 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 Gedman c 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 Henderson cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 0 Owen ss 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 Clemens p 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Greenwell ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Schiraldi p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Stanley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 42 5 13 5 5 7 29 8 
 FIELDING - DP: 1. E: Buckner (1), Evans (1), Gedman (2). 
 BATTING - 2B: Evans (1, off Ojeda); Boggs (3, off Aguilera). HR: Henderson (2, 10th inning off Aguilera 0 on, 0 out). SH: Owen (1, off McDowell). HBP: Buckner (1, by Aguilera). IBB: Boggs (1, by McDowell). 

New York Mets
 New York Mets AB R H BI BB K PO A Dykstra cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 Backman 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 Hernandez 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 Carter c 4 1 1 1 0 1 9 0 Strawberry rf 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 Aguilera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mitchell ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Knight 3b 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 Wilson lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 Santana ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Heep ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elster ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Johnson ph, ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ojeda p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 McDowell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Orosco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mazzilli ph, rf 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 36 6 8 3 4 9 30 11 
 FIELDING - DP: 1. E: Knight (1), Elster (1). 
 BATTING - SH: Dykstra (2, off Schiraldi); Backman (1, off Schiraldi). SF: Carter (1, off Schiraldi). IBB: Hernandez (1, by Schiraldi). 
 BASERUNNING - SB: Strawberry 2 (3, 2nd base off Clemens/Gedman 2). 

Pitching
 Boston Red Sox IP H HR R ER BB K Clemens 7 4 0 2 1 2 8 Schiraldi L (0-1) 2.2 4 0 4 3 2 1 Stanley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 9.2 8 0 6 4 4 9 
 New York Mets IP H HR R ER BB K Ojeda 6 8 0 2 2 2 3 McDowell 1.2 2 0 1 0 3 1 Orosco 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aguilera W (1-0) 2 3 1 2 2 0 3 Totals 10 13 1 5 4 5 7 
 WP: Stanley (1). HBP: Aguilera (1, Buckner). IBB: Schiraldi (1, Hernandez); McDowell (2, Boggs). 
 Umpires: Ford (home), Kibler (1B), Evans (2B), Wendelstedt (3B), Brinkman (LF), Montague (RF) 
 Attendance: 55,078 

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Game 7

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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 9 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 x 8 10 0
W: Roger McDowell (1-0)   L: Calvin Schiraldi (0-2)  
HR: BOSDwight Evans (2), Rich Gedman (1); NYMRay Knight (1), Darryl Strawberry (1)

Game 7 was delayed a day due to rain, being played on Monday, October 27. The postponement seemed to be a major point in Boston's favor; not only would it give them an additional day to recover from their crushing defeat in Game 6, but it allowed them to bypass Oil Can Boyd (who had lost to the Mets in Game 3) in the seventh game and give series star Bruce Hurst the start. Things looked promising for Boston in the beginning. After two excellent outings, the Mets' Ron Darling struggled as the Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Sid Fernandez saved the Mets' hopes, however, by coming on in relief and retiring seven consecutive hitters, striking out four. Meanwhile, after being held to one hit through five innings, the Mets lineup finally figured out Hurst in the sixth, scoring three runs to tie the game. Ray Knight homered off Calvin Schiraldi leading off the seventh to give the Mets their first lead. The Mets scored two more runs in the inning to go up 6-3. A two-run double in the eighth cut the Met lead to 6-5, but Sox reliever Al Nipper gave back those runs in the bottom of the frame on a Strawberry leadoff home run and a Jesse Orosco RBI single. Orosco worked a 1-2-3 ninth to clinch the title, whiffing Marty Barrett for the last out. Final score: Mets 8, Red Sox 5. Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... Dwight Evans on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1988. ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off of it. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 65 days remaining. ...


Due to the destruction wreaked by Mets fans storming the field when the team clinched the division championship at home, security was tight at Shea Stadium for Game 7 and the crowd was well-behaved in their celebration of the city's first baseball world championship in eight years.


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5) Roger Clemens' mysterious exit from Game 6: Nobody knows for sure if Clemens asked to be taken out of the game or if John McNamara pulled him on his own. Whatever the cause, it definitely put added strain on the bullpen. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, and is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers of all time[1]. He has won seven Cy Young Awards... John Francis McNamara (born June 4, 1932 in Sacramento, California) is a former manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ...


4) Calvin Schiraldi: The Red Sox reliever lost both Game 6 and Game 7 as a reliever. He had been one strike away from winning the series in Game 6. Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ...


3) Rich Gedman and Bob Stanley: They got their signals crossed, resulting in the game tying wild pitch in the dramatic 10th inning of Game 6. Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ...


2) Mookie Wilson's speed: Wilson was a speedy player and given how far from the base Buckner was and adding to that the fact that Buckner was playing with sore knees and hobbled greatly, even if he had fielded the ball cleanly, he probably would not have beaten Wilson to the bag. Indeed this point is highlighted by Vin Scully's immediate call: "Behind the bag", calling attention to Buckner's fielding position. William Hayward Mookie Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with the New York Mets (1980–89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989–91). ...


1) John McNamara: The Red Sox manager made several poor decisions in the World Series: John Francis McNamara (born June 4, 1932 in Sacramento, California) is a former manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ...

  1. Removing Clemens from Game 6 too early
  2. Pinch-hitting Mike Greenwell for Clemens instead of Don Baylor with a runner on second. Greenwell was a major-league rookie in 1986, while Baylor was a former MVP who hit 31 homers that year.
  3. Not replacing Bill Buckner with Dave Stapleton, which he usually did toward the end of close games.
  4. Bringing Schiraldi in Game 7 two days later to pitch after he had been shelled in Game 6.
  • The Best of the Rest included the fourteen runners left on base in Game 6, Oil Can Boyd jinxing the team, and the announcement on the scoreboard jinxing the team.

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Trivia

  • With the Boston Red Sox one out away from winning the World Series in the bottom of the tenth inning of Game 6, the Shea Stadium scoreboard did flash the message, "CONGRATULATIONS RED SOX, 1986 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS." In addition, NBC's Bob Costas was already in the Red Sox clubhouse in preparation for their championship celebration. Had the Red Sox won the World Series, then Bruce Hurst would've been named the Series Most Valuable Player.
  • All season long, Roger Clemens followed a routine of not shaving on days he pitched. He shaved soon after being removed from Game 6, hoping that he would look good for the ultimately aborted Red Sox post game championship celebration. Several Mets noticed this and became angered by it.
  • Just prior to Jesse Orosco striking out Marty Barrett to clinch the World Championship for the Mets, a pink smoke bomb was released in center field.
  • During Mookie Wilson's at bat in the 10th inning of Game 6, the crowd noise was so loud and Boston pitcher Bob Stanley was so intent on pitching to Wilson that he could not hear second baseman Marty Barrett yelling at him to try to pick off Ray Knight, who was on second and had strayed so far off that he would have been picked off easily for the third out.
  • Just prior to the start of the World Series, Bill Buckner during an interview for Boston television, jokingly brought up the fear of allowing the other team to score the winning run after letting the ball go through his legs. This now unintentionally ominous interview resurfaced during an episode of ESPN Classic's Battlelines.
  • Throughout the series, NBC announcers Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola made repeated references to the fact that Bill Buckner's legs were not 100% healthy. On more than one occasion, Scully referred to Buckner as a "one-legged first baseman."
  • In Game 3, the Mets' Bob Ojeda became the first pitcher ever to start a World Series game against the team he played for the previous year.
  • Before being called to pinch-hit in Game 6, Kevin Mitchell was busy making flight arrangements in order to go home to San Diego. According to Mitchell, just prior to Bob Stanley's wild pitch, Mets third base coach Bud Harrelson had informed Mitchell to be prepared for a ball in the dirt.
  • Keith Hernandez claimed to Bob Costas during the clubhouse celebration that he walked into manager Davey Johnson's office to drink a Budweiser after making the second out in the tenth inning of Game 6. (He later explained that considering all the Mets had gone through that year, he simply couldn't bear to watch the Red Sox celebrate on the Mets' home field.) Hernandez, who originally accepted defeat, remained in Johnson's office during the rally explaining in his autobiography, "I wasn't about to leave my good-luck position".
  • According to sports journalist Dick Schaap, while approaching an elevator sometime after Game 6, he caught newly elected National League president Bart Giamatti, a Red Sox fan, mutter profanities out of frustration for Red Sox manager John McNamara's decision to keep a battered Bill Buckner in the late innings rather than put in Dave Stapleton for defensive purposes as he had done many times that season.
    • McNamara also received criticism for not pinch-hitting for Clemens with veteran slugger Don Baylor, but with rookie Mike Greenwell, who struck out on three pitches.
  • When a Red Sox victory in Game 6 seemed certain, third base umpire Harry Wendelstedt told Wade Boggs to give him his cap as soon as the game was over. Wendelstedt's reasoning, according to Boggs, was that he always collected caps from teams that had just won a ball game. Boggs brushed off the request, warning Wendelstedt that the game was not over yet.
  • Postponed by rain, Game 7 was televised opposite a Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at the Meadowlands. NBC received a national Nielsen rating of 38.9 for Game 7 versus an 8.8 for ABC's football telecast. Local fans at the football game kept an eye on the electronic scoreboard which updated the crowd on Game 7. Midway through the third quarter the scoreboard announced that the Mets had tied the game in the sixth inning. Many in the crowd began shouting "Let's Go Mets."
  • From 1976-1985, the designated hitter rule had been used in even-numbered years, and completely excluded in odd numbered years regardless of the venue. Beginning with the 1986 World Series, a new rule was implemented whereby the DH would be used in all games played in the American League team's home stadium, with pitchers batting in games played at the National League venue.
  • 1986 was the second consecutive year that a team won the World Series after losing the first two games at home. It was also the second consecutive year that one team was three outs away from being eliminated in Game 6, came back and won, and then won Game 7 as well. (This had happened the previous year between the series champ Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Ten years later, the New York Yankees would win four straight against the Atlanta Braves after losing the first two at home).
  • The run scored by the Red Sox in the second inning of Game 5 marked the first time that the home team had a lead in any game. Similarly, the Mets failed to lead in any home game in the postseason until the seventh inning of Game 7, winning three games on hits in the final at bat after not leading throughout the game.
  • The Saturday Night Live episode scheduled for October 25, 1986, hosted by Rosanna Arquette, was not aired until November 8. NBC was broadcasting Game 6 of the 1986 World Series on the evening of October 25; the game entered extra innings, causing that night's broadcast of SNL to be first delayed and then cancelled. The show was performed for the studio audience starting at 1:30 a.m. Eastern Time, recorded, and broadcast two weeks later.
  • Game 6, a film by Michael Hoffman released in March 2006, uses the eponymous World Series game as a focal point.
  • Gary Carter has said that he was extremely confident that he was going to get a hit off of Calvin Schiraldi in the bottom of the 10th in Game 6. Carter and Schiraldi were teammates for the Mets the year before. Carter claimed that during a game in Philadelphia against the Phillies Schiraldi was on the mound as the Mets were losing soundly. Carter went on to accuse Schiraldi of having the body language (and therefore, lack of "killer instinct") of a person who was scared during that particular game. Schiraldi responded to Carter's accusations by boldly writing Carter off as a liar. But during an interview with ESPN after Schiraldi saved Game 1, he acknowledged that he was "scared to death."
  • Ray Knight's World Series heroics were his last accomplishments as a Met. His contract expired at the end of 1986, and the Mets chose not to renew it. Knight ended up signing with the Baltimore Orioles, marking the first time that a World Series MVP began the following season with a different team.
  • Ray Knight's tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning of Game 7 was the 11th homer hit overall in the series, but the first by a team in its home stadium.
  • Boston manager John McNamara was named American League Manager of the Year after his widely criticized managerial decisions in the series. (The votes for the award, however, were tabulated before the World Series was played.)
  • The New York Mets' 1986 record of 108-54 was the best regular-season record posted by any Major League Baseball team in the 1980s.
  • Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham made a similar error to Bill Buckner's two years earlier in the deciding game of the 1984 National League Championship Series when he saw a game-tying ground ball go through his legs in a game eventually won by the San Diego Padres. Buckner began the season with that Cubs team, although he was traded in midseason and was not with the team during the postseason.
  • In the first inning of Game 6, parachutist Michael Sergio landed in the middle of Shea Stadium with a banner waving off his back that read "Go Mets!" during Bill Buckner's first at-bat.
  • Simply Amazin', the story of the 1986 New York Mets, narrated by Mets play-by-play Gary Cohen, was aired on SNY on June 29, 2006, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Mets' 1986 championship season. The one hour story consisted of player and organizational memories of the 1986 season.
  • During the 1986 season, the New York Mets had 4 bench-clearing brawls.
  • Mets shortstop Rafael Santana was the only Dominican-born player to play for the Mets in 1986.
  • Tom Seaver, the Mets' star pitcher from the 1969 Miracle Mets, played 16 games for the Boston Red Sox in 1986 posting 5 wins and 7 losses, 3.80 ERA, and 72 strikeouts. He appeared with the Red Sox in uniform during the series, but did not play in the series due to injury.
  • Umpire Ed Montague officiated both in this series and in the Red Sox' next WS appearance in 2004.
  • Mets manager Davey Johnson played against the Mets in the 1969 World Series with the Baltimore Orioles, and, ironically, he flied out to end the series and complete the Mets' remarkable upset. He was also teammates with Boston's Don Baylor on the Orioles in the early 1970s.
  • Darrell Johnson, the manager who led the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1975, was a scout for the Mets in 1986.
  • In 1987, Mets' first baseman Keith Hernandez would be named the Mets' very first team captain.
  • After 1986, four Mets from the 1986 Championship team went on to win the World Series with other clubs: Darryl Strawberry (New York Yankees 1996, 1998-1999), Dwight Gooden (New York Yankees 1996), Rick Aguilera (Minnesota Twins 1991), and Jesse Orosco (Los Angeles Dodgers 1988).
  • Prior to Boston's last minute Game 6 collapse, Red Sox second baseman Marty Barrett was named NBC's "Player of the Game". Ironically, Barrett would be the final out of Game 7 (and the series) two nights later.
  • Twenty years later, careful examination of game footage and photography revealed that Bill Buckner had been wearing a Chicago Cubs batting glove underneath his first baseman's mitt. Some have viewed this as unnecessarily tempting fate with not just one curse, but two.[1]

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Quotes of the Series

...And the Mets are down to their last out!-- Vin Scully (NBC SPORTS) as New York Mets were down to the final out of the 1986 season.
And it's going to go to the backstop- here comes Mitchell to score the tying run and Ray Knight is on second base! -- Vin Scully (NBC SPORTS) calling Mets' pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell scoring the tying run on Bob Stanley's wild pitch.
...So the winning run is on second base, with two outs, three and two to Mookie Wilson. Little roller up along first; BEHIND THE BAG! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it! -- NBC Sports play-by-play announcer Vin Scully
"...and a ground ball, trickling, its a fair ball..gets by Buckner!! Rounding third, Knight! The Mets will win the ball game! The Mets win! They win!" "Unbelievable, the Red Sox in STUNNED DISBELIEF!" -- Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne, respectively, on WHN Radio, radio home of the New York Mets.
He struck him out! He struck him out! The Mets have won the World Series! And they're crowd- jamming and crowding all over Jesse Orosco! He's somewhere at the bottom of that pile. He struck out Marty Barrett. The dream has come true! The Mets have won the World Series, coming from behind to win the seventh ballgame. -- Bob Murphy calling the final out of the World Series on New York Mets' WHN radio.
If one picture is worth a thousand words, then you have seen about a million words, but more than that you have seen an absolutely bizarre finish of game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the Mets are not only alive, they are well, and they play the Red Sox in Game 7 tomorrow. -- NBC's Vin Scully 3 minutes after Bill Buckner's error.
Got 'em!!! -- NBC's Vin Scully calling the final out of Game 7.
The worst nightmare is letting the winning run score on a ground ball going through your legs..... -- Red Sox's Bill Buckner being interviewed in a Boston TV sports broadasting segment on October 7, 1986.
And that's one of the many reasons.... an unexpected guest at Shea Stadium! -- Vin Scully (NBC) play-by-play, while parachutist Michael Sergio landed behind the pitcher's mound at Shea Stadium in Game 6.
Can you believe this ball game at Shea!? -- Vin Scully (NBC Sports) during the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 6.
Daaaryyl, Daaaryyl, Daaaryyl! ---- Red Sox fans mocking Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry in Game 5 at Fenway Park.
It is so noisy at Shea you can't even hear the airplanes --Vin Scully NBC Sports after Mets' third baseman Ray Knight hit the lead off home run in the bottom of the 7th of Game 7.
Caaalviiin, Caaalviiin, Caaalviiin!---- Met Fans serenating Red Sox relief pitcher Calvin Schiraldi after giving up a lead off homerun to Mets' third baseman Ray Knight in the bottom of the 7th inning of Game 7.
It's so quiet in New York you can almost hear Boston.----Joe Garagiola in the top of 10th inning of Game 6 after Red Sox's Dave Henderson hit a dramatic homerun.

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Notes

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External links

Jeff Pearlman is the author of The Bad Guys Won a biography of the 1986 New York Mets with the memorable subtitle, A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo-chasing and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, The Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets, the Rowdiest Team Ever... HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ...

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