Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson was among those who recalled playing with baseball great Bill Buckner, days after the former infield died battling dementia.
Jackson, who's best known for his heroics with the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees, told TMZ Sports that Buckner should be remembered for more than just one play – an infamous miscue in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series that helped sink the Red Sox.
“Just a great human being, super guy,” Jackson told TMZ Sports. “Sorry, really what happened with him in his career. It's a shame that he's marked for that.”
Jackson said people should remember Buckner for being the above-average hitter that he was and not for his most notable error.
He also won the batting title in 1980 as a member of the Cubs.
Buckner died Monday. He was 69.