Game 6 Re-Enacted in RBI Baseball


A few things about this game. First of all, if you are a Red Sox fan, this is still 8 minutes of pure torture. Even winning it all in 2004 doesn’t take away any of the pain from Game 6. Secondly, the person who did this re-enactment points out quite correctly that Buckner takes way too much of the blame. Schiraldi, Stanley and even Gedman (for letting that pitch get away which led to the tying run) were just as guilty if not more than Billy Buck. I don’t think the Sox come back to win that game after losing the lead in the tenth. And lastly, Game 6 is all the evidence you need to prove that there is no god. Mets fans might feel differently about this but does anybody really care what a Mets fan cares about? Didn’t think so. (Yep, still bitter after twenty years)

so I decided to re-enact Game Six of the 1986 World Series in RBI Baseball, my favorite video game of all time. Game Six is one of the most surreal, unbelievable displays of sports in history, and hopefully now that the Sox have emerged victorious in the World Series, it can be seen more as an utterly stupifying comeback, and less of a devastating choke job.

(via Backwards City)


  1. That was difficult to watch. 🙁

    350,001 people agree, game 7 of the 2004 AL Championship series proves there IS a God. 🙂

  2. Boston fans have Game 6 forever in their minds to dwell over. But a lot of people forget that just a week before, in my hometown of Anaheim another moment in baseball history was made. I was 10 years old when Donnie Moore gave up that line-drive homer to Henderson with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the 9th. The Angels lost in the 11th later that evening, and the following 2 games in Boston. Moore always blamed himself for the Angels losing the penant. I think that poor ole’ Buckner and Moore got entirely too much blame for their mistakes that year. Hey, at least Buckner didn’t put three bullets in his wife and one in his head though.

  3. No true Sox fan has forgotten about that Anaheim series. It was one of the greatest comebacks in Sox history (until the Yanks choked in 04).

    That Donnie Moore part was just tragic.

  4. Moore isn’t spoken of too much here anymore. I would’t say that he is a scar to the Anaheim fans, but he certainly has left a bad memory for his actions in the following years after giving up that homerun. He was a great relief pitcher before that night 20 years ago. There was a good article about Donnie last October in the LA Times chronicling his life, career and inevitable downfall. I could go on for hours debating those two plays for Buckner and Moore. I never felt that they deserved the blame, baseball isn’t won or lost by one man. And even though I can’t stand the Red Sox (especially when they come here to Anaheim), that was a great come from behind victory to take the pennant. My hat is off in salute to both those men.

  5. I am a Mets fan, but after the 86 series, i have always followed and rooted for the sox. as hard as that game was for you, it was probably one of the most surreal and fantastic baseball experiences i have ever had.

    i mainly posted here to tell you about a great book i read a few years ago called “one pitch away”, which chronicles the entire 1986 playoffs, probably the most exciting and heart-wrenching playoffs in history. every series had the eventual loser one pitch away from victory. first, the angels against the sox, then the astros against the mets, then the sox against the mets. it not only gives histories behind the players and franchises (including a chapter on donnie moore), it gives an inning by inning account of several of the key games. if you haven’t read it (and the 2004 season makes it possible to stomach such subject matter), it is worth the effort.

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