Photo reveals double curse in '86

A unique Uni Watch discovery reveals something you won't believe about Bill Buckner and the 1986 World Series.

Updated: October 23, 2006, 12:23 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

If you want to imbue a discussion with an air of gravitas, you start by identifying the main character by his full name: George Herman Ruth. Dwight David Eisenhower. Homer Jay Simpson.

So consider the case of one William Joseph Buckner, who almost two decades ago (the precise anniversary is Wednesday, Oct. 25) bent over to field a grounder hit by Mookie Wilson. We all know what happened after that -- you've seen the video a few jillion times, you've read about the scapegoating, and ...

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