History will judge.......
Bill Buckner's legacy will be remembered as a great player based on the cumulative performance he brought to the game and not just the error.
He showed his sense of humor and a lesson we can all learn, to move on from mistakes as seen in this hysterical 2012 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. This time, he didn't drop the ball.
Curb Your Enthusiasm S08E09 Bill Buckner makes a great catch