“Little roller up along first, behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!”
Any Mets fan knows this is the call by Vin Scully in the 10th inning of Game 6 in the 1986 World Series. The baseball that scored Ray Knight, ending the organization’s most memorable game, recently sold at a Dallas auction house.
According to the collectibles site, Heritage Auctions, the infamous ball sold for $418, 250.
The ball is signed by Mookie Wilson, who hit the dribbler that found its way through Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner’s legs and into history, who addressed it to Mets traveling secretary Arthur Richman.
The collectible is inscribed, “To Arthur, The ball won it for us, Mookie Wilson 10/25/86.”
The Mets, famously down to their last out trailing by two, mounted a miraculous comeback culminating in Buckner’s error.
Two days later, the team won Game 7 for their second World Series Chamionship.
Heritage Auctions told the AP that the ball was being sold by songwriter Seth Swirsky.