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Encyclopedia > Mookie Wilson
Mookie Wilson
Center fielder
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1980
for the New York Mets
Final game
October 6, 1991
for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Batting average     .274
Stolen bases     327
Runs     731
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. No. 46 is reliever Bob Stanley; No. 1 is batter/runner Mookie Wilson.

William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with the New York Mets (1980–89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989–91). He was a switch-hitter, known for his impressive speed and positive attitude. Fans would frequently chant "Mooooo-kie" in appreciation of him. The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Bengie Molina of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Billbuckner. ... Image File history File links Billbuckner. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... This article is about the Arrested Development episode. ...


Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, Wilson played college baseball at University of South Carolina. Later, in 1996, he earned a bachelor's degree from Mercy College in New York.[1] Bamberg is a town located in Bamberg County, South Carolina. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry campus Mercy College is a private liberal arts college with its main campus in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and satellite locations throughout southeastern New York. ... NY redirects here. ...


In twelve seasons, Wilson was a .274 hitter with 67 home runs, 438 RBI, and 327 stolen bases in 1403 games. Wilson holds the Mets career records for career stolen bases (281) and career triples (62). This article is about the baseball concept. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Wilson is the batter who, in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, 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. When the Mets decided to rebuild, Wilson requested a trade. The Mets accommodated him by trading him to the Blue Jays in exchange for Jeff Musselman and Mike Brady on August 1, 1989. Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... William Joseph Bill Buckner (born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals. ... Jeff Musselman (born June 21, 1963 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1986-1990. ... Mike Brady (April 15, 1887 - December 3, 1972) was a professional golfer. ...


Wilson was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2005, Wilson managed the single A team Brooklyn Cyclones. Previously, he managed the Rookie League Kingsport Mets team and was a coach for the New York Mets from 1997 to 2002. The New York Mets Hall of Fame was created in 1981 to recognize the careers of former New York Mets players, managers, broadcasters and executives. ... The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team, affiliated with the New York Mets. ... The Kingsport Mets are a minor league baseball team based in Kingsport, Tennessee. ...


He is the stepfather and uncle of Preston Wilson. In 1999, Wilson obtained a license to drive tractor-trailer trucks and began hauling freight in the offseason, a job he stated his intention to keep if and when he left professional baseball.[1] Preston James Richard Wilson is a Major League Baseball outfielder, playing for the St. ...


Mookie is friends with Jean Picchioni


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Mookie Wilson | BaseballLibrary.com (1275 words)
Mookie Wilson will forever be remembered for one World Series at-bat lasting ten pitches.
Wilson fouled off two more pitches and then hit a slow grounder to first baseman Bill Buckner, playing well behind the bag.
Wilson's speed helped him outrun mistakes in the outfield and compensated for a weak arm; he led NL outfielders with six double plays in 1984.
Mookie Wilson - Definition, explanation (192 words)
William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956 in Bamberg, South Carolina) is the current manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets farm team.
Wilson is the batter who, in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, hit the ground ball that went through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, allowing the winning run to score in the bottom of the 10th.
Wilson was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1996.
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