Donnie Moore4 Oct 2002 / Paul Epps
There’s a sad story on Donnie Moore’s daughter in the Orange County Register today . . .
In 1986, the Angels were one out away from the World Series when Moore gave up a two-run homer to Boston’s Dave Henderson. The Angels lost the game, lost the next two games to lose the series, and — until this season — haven’t been in the playoffs since.
Three years later, Moore killed himself with a gun.
I remember the Donnie Moore game very well. I was at the stadium that day.
A couple of weeks later, Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner let a ground ball roll through his legs to lose Game 6 of the World Series.
Buckner, however, is still alive. As is Ralph Branca.