Donnie Moore

4 Oct 2002 /

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.


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