Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
ESPN is reporting that Bill Buckner, a former batting champion, all star and sacrificial lamb for the 1986 Red Sox World Series squad (baseball is a team sport, people), will be the manager of the Can-Am League’s Brockton Rox next season.
Buckner played for the Red Sox between 1984 and 1987, and again for a short time in 1990. He and Tornadoes manager Rich Gedman, a former Red Sox catcher, were on the field together for the infamous ground ball that trickled through Buckner’s legs, which allowed the Mets to score the winning run in Game Six of the 1986 World Series.
The Rox and Tornadoes are in the same league, and played each other 18 times last season.