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Mookie Wilson Biography

Mookie Wilson was born February 9, 1956 and is an Americanformer Major League Baseball center fielder and former coach for the New YorkMets. He played 12 years in baseball for the New York Mets (198089) andToronto Blue Jays (198991). He was a switch hitter primarily known for hisimpressive speed and positive attitude. He was named New York Mets first basecoach for the 2011 season.

In twelve seasons, Wilson was a .274 hitter with 67 home runs, 438 RBI, and 327stolen bases in 1403 games. Wilson held the Mets record for career stolen bases(281) and career triples (62) until Jos Reyes broke both marks during the 2008season.

During Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Wilson avoided beinghit 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 firstbaseman Bill Buckner, allowing the winning run to score. The play is oftenknown as the Buckner play, and blamed on the first baseman, butWilson's smart at-bat, speed and determination also affected the course ofevents. The Mets went on to win that 1986 World Series. The ball that rolledthrough Buckner's legs was long housed in the Seth Swirsky baseball collectionand on May 3, 2012 was sold through Heritage Auctions for $418,250.

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