Baseball legend Bill Buckner has reportedly passed away at the age of 69.
Buckner reportedly died early this morning surrounded by his family, according to his wife Jody. He had been battling Lewy Body Dementia in recent months.
Buckner played in Major League Baseball for 22 seasons, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals. He is possibly most remembered for his role in the 1986 World Series, when a slow ground ball went between his legs. In his career, he was an All-Star in 1981 and the NL Batting Champion in 1980.
Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family. Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
Bill was 69.
— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) May 27, 2019