On This Date 10/25/1986
The New York Mets down to their last strike in the tenth inning, stage a comeback for the ages to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 to force a seventh game in the World Series. The Red Sox scored twice in the tenth and retired Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez on fly balls. However, Calvin Schiraldi tired, as Gary Carter, Kevin Mitchell, and Ray Knight delivered singles to make it 5-4. Bob Stanley came in to face Mookie Wilson and threw a wild pitch to tie the game. Mookie then hit a slow ground ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs to score Knight with the winning run.