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Bill Buckner at Wrigley Field in '81 during a doubleheader sweep by the Cubs over the Giants. Source: Wikipedia Commons

Bill Buckner at Wrigley Field in ’81 during a doubleheader sweep by the Cubs over the Giants. Source: Wikipedia Commons

He may be remembered for a fielding error during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets, but Bill Buckner has made a full recovery by the looks of his Idaho home. The former Major League Baseball player has been enjoying retirement on 4 acres at 4405 E Wild Horse Ln, Boise, ID 83712 while coaching a Chicago Cubs farm team, the Boise Hawks.

Buckner is now hoping to sell his country estate, which is listed for $1.699 million.

Located in the gated community of Wildhorse Ranch, the home was built in a contemporary style in the late ’90s. The kitchen features overhead beams, pendant lighting and top-of-the-line appliances, while the master bath provides his-and-her vanities and a jetted tub. Outside, a pergola provides shade for a barbecue area, and a lagoon-style pool offers views of the Boise valley and Table Rock.

A California native, Buckner was selected by the Dodgers in the second round of the 1968 MLB draft. Over the next 20 years, he played for the Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals, accumulating more than 2,700 hits and a batting title.

Buckner’s home has been on and off the market for some time, listed for $2.45 million in 2008, $1.99 million in 2010 and $1.599 million last year. The current listing is held by Ti and Jevonne Smack of Keller Williams Realty Boise.

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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, industry trends and home improvement tips. Read more of her work here.

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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design.

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