Bill Buckner, the major major baseball player known for a crucial mistake in the 1986 World Series, died at the age of 69, the Associated Press reported according to a family statement. Buckner fought dementia, the statement said.

According to Jeremy of ESPN, Bill Buckner’s wife, Jody Buckner, said: “After fighting Lewy body dementia, Bill Buckner died early on the morning of May 27 surrounded by his family. Bill fought with courage and courage, did everything in life, our heart is broken, but we are at peace knowing that he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “

affects more than 1.3 million Americans and is a type of neurodegenerative disease that shares similarities with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is unknown how long Buckner has been fighting the disease before he died.Former Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner praised the crowd’s applause before performing the first ceremonial pitching of the Boston Red Sox’s baseball game with the Detroit Tigers on April 8, 2008. Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts.

Buckner’s death was first reported by former Mets director Bobby Valentine, who wrote a message honoring his childhood friend on Twitter.

The Chicago Cubs remember Buckner, who spent nearly a decade with the team.

Buckner was born in Vallejo, California, on December 14, 1949. He was joined by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round of Major League Baseball in 1968 and joined the team in 1969 for a bat goal after two seasons of minor league.

Buckner played for the Dodgers as a regular from 1970 to 1976. He spent most of his career playing for the Chicago Cubs from 1977 to 1984. Midway through the 1984 season, he was traded to Boston against Mike Brumley and future Hall of Fame member Dennis. Eckersley. It was in Boston that Buckner experienced the lowest point of his distinguished career.