NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bill Buckner became the punching bag for Red Sox Nation after botching that little roller up along first in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
But believe it or not, now he’s best friends with the man on the better end of that play.
“Bill and I have become very, very close,” Mets fan favorite Mookie Wilson told WIP radio in Philadelphia on Wednesday. “We’re really the best of friends. As good a friend as you can have. … I think I’ve learned more about Bill since both of us have gotten out of the game (than any) ball player I ever played with.”