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Didja ever notice where Ken Hirdt was?

Our tribute to Game 6 of the 1986 World Series moves along as Ken Hirdt, statistician for the Elias Sports Bureau, shares his remembrance of the evening of October 25.

I was 10 years old, watching the game in my parents’ bedroom with my brother while the family was having a dinner party with a few friends from Queens. (We had moved from Queens to Westchester two years earlier.) Towards the end of the game my brother fell asleep and I went down to watch with the grownups. For some reason, I was drinking warm milk. And I (or my mom – don’t remember the specifics at this point) had left it on the stove too long and it had that skin on top. And it grossed me out. But I watched the end of the game, Mookie’s at-bat and Buckner and all that, went crazy yelling at the TV with all the adults and I have not had warm milk since.

Comments

Metstradamus said…
My recollections regarding where I was during Game 6 isn't all that exciting...I was in my room watching the game at home. I do remember clearly yelling "miss it!" right before the trickler reached Buckner's general area.

The interesting part was that I was so upset after game FIVE that my mom threatened not to let me watch game 6 if I didn't learn to handle my emotions better.

Now THAT would have been tragic.

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