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Former Red Sox First Baseman Bill Buckner Dies At 69

The former All-Star and Gold Glove winner spent 22 years in the Major Leagues, but his career was overshadowed by a fateful mistake in the 1986 World Series.

Being remembered for a mistake is hard. Being the living symbol of 86 years of futility is just about impossible.

But that's exactly what Bill Buckner was to Boston Red Sox fans for nearly 20 years.

Buckner, an All-Star and Gold Glove baseball player who played in the major leagues for 22 years,

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