Last I heard, Buckner was living in Arizona. In fact, for awhile, during offseasons, he and Mookie Wilson would tour, autographing photgraphs of the Game 6 play.
The really sad thing about all that, as far as Buckner is concerned is:
(a) he shouldn't have even been in there, and should have been pulled for a defensive replacement because of his bad legs;
(b) even if he caught the ball cleanly, he was back on the grass and possibly still wouldn't have beaten Mookie to the bag with his creaky legs;
(c) the tying run had already scored one pitch earlier on a wild pitch by Stanley, so the best Buckner could've done was bring the game to extra innings (and in retrospect Stanley should've been the one crucified).
But now he is imortalized for all time for a loss that really wasn't even his fault.
And Trans, I'll bet 20-1 that you're a Yankee fan. Sensitive, aren't we?
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.