Before Steve Cohen bought the New York Mets, he was a die-hard fan.
It’s something Mets fans have loved about him since he was one of the names vying to buy the organization from the Wilpon family earlier in the year. On Wednesday, he delighted Mets fans even more by revealing one of his treasured treasures from his memorabilia collection.
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Cohen owns the ball Bill Buckner.
In Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox had as much of a chance as ever to win their first championship since 1918. But a Mookie Wilson dribbler found himself in Buckner’s glove, allowing the Mets score the winning race and send the streak to play 7.
It is one of the most infamous plays in baseball history.
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Cohen told SNY he bought the baseball at an auction for $ 410,000 and now plans to show it at the Mets Museum in Citi Field.
“Sometimes I throw curved balls with it. I’m still working on the splitter, ”Cohen said. “Considering what it might be worth, I probably shouldn’t be doing this.”
According to Yahoo Sports, one of the former owners of the ball was Charlie Sheen.
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Cohen also discussed his spending plans during this free agency period. He told SNY he was hoping to bring back a whale – maybe George Springer or Trevor Bauer.