Mookie Wilson Speaker Profile
New York Mets Legend
Mookie Wilson Biography
Mookie Wilson was born February 9, 1956 and is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder and former coach for the ++New York Mets++. He played 12 years in baseball for the New York Mets (1980-89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989-91). He was a switch hitter primarily known for his impressive speed and positive attitude. He was named New York Mets first base coach for the 2011 season.
In twelve seasons, Wilson was a .274 hitter with 67 home runs, 438 RBI, and 327 stolen bases in 1403 games. Wilson held the Mets record for career stolen bases (281) and career triples (62) until JosÃ© Reyes broke both marks during the 2008 season.
During Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Wilson avoided being hit by a wild pitch, allowing the tying run to score in the bottom of the 10th. His ground ball later in the same at bat went through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, allowing the winning run to score. The play is often known as the "Buckner play," and blamed on the first baseman, but Wilson's smart at-bat, speed and determination also affected the course of events. The Mets went on to win that 1986 World Series. The ball that rolled through Buckner's legs was long housed in the Seth Swirsky baseball collection and on May 3, 2012 was sold through Heritage Auctions for $418,250.
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