Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Rich Gedman. Gedman caught for the Red Sox from 1980-90, making two All-Star teams (1985 and 1986), the second in which he had one of the roughest innings, catching Charlie Hough. The inning featured a wild pitch and a passed ball, the latter allowing a run for the National League. This would be foretelling. In Game Six of the 1986 World Series, he allowed a wild pitch/passed ball (it was scored a WP, but Gedman really should’ve stopped it), that allowed Kevin Mitchell to score the tying run in the 10th inning. Two pitches later was the grounder that made Bill Buckner famous. If he makes the stop, it most likely just ties the game. Instead the rest was history.


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