Former Red Sox first basemen Bill Buckner died Monday after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, according to his family. Buckner was 69.

While Buckner was a great hitter, he became widely known for letting a ball through his legs during Game Six of the 1986 World Series, costing the Red Sox the game.

"It happens sometimes. You have this career, but when you make a mistake, and that kind of mistake on the biggest stage in an era in which the Red Sox were desperate to win a title. ... That’s what you’re remembered for," said Trenni Kusnierek, a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston on Boston Public Radio Tuesday.

"The fact that that hung over him and tarnished his entire career is ridiculous and shows how overly invested, maybe people get in sports. And how they take it personally, as though Bill Buckner was like, 'How can I screw this up for the entire city of Boston that wants to win a title?' It is too bad that the rest of his career was overshadowed by one moment," she said.

Kusnierek joined Boston Public Radio to talk about this and more.