I went looking around for great squeezes, and I couldn't even find much from Sox history.Are there even any memorable bunts in MLB history, let alone Red Sox history? Other than a squeeze play, isn't a bunt by design intended to be forgotten and overlooked?
The only bunt play that comes to my mind isn't even real, and boy was it a bad idea that got improbably lucky (because of course it was scripted that way).
Edit to add: the only real bunts I tend to remember aren't because they're successful, they're because they were illegal but it never gets called...bunts where the hitter stepped out of the box, usually with a foot behind the plate, to lay it down. I remember the Sox getting burned by such a bunt a few years back. I want to say it was Cleveland, maybe Asdrubal Cabrera?
Yeah, I remember watching that. Damn, was that 40 years ago?
Yes, I think you're absolutely right about the two strikes, which of course only added to its surprise. I'd wager a tidy sum of money that there were two strikes.There's no mention of it in the writeup but didn't Muggsy bunt that ball with 2 strikes on him?
That's they way I've always remembered it, and it would've been even more gutsy and crazy. But I thought that's why DeCinces was playing so deep, was that he moved way back after the second strike.
I might be remembering this wrong, it was a long, long time ago.
I was at that game, but we left during the 7th inning stretch to beat traffic. Listened to the comeback & win on the way home to VT.
Can't go with anything but Lonnie's bunt in 1967.The best bunt was when Mueller did NOT bunt
The penultimate clip features the Sox winning on a walk-off bunt/error combo from the Darnell McDonald Era.