Mookie Wilson

Mookie Wilson
 Mookie Wilson will forever be remembered for one World Series at bat lasting ten pitches.  With the Red Sox one strike away from clinching the 1986 World Series in the bottom of the tenth inning of Game Six, Wilson fouled off pitch after pitch with last second swings.  Mookie then hit a slow grounder to first-baseman Bill Buckner, playing well behind the base.  The speedy Wilson would have been safe anyway, but the ball eluded Buckner, allowing Mookie's teammate Knight to score the winning run.  With drama quite different from a game-winning home run, the accumulated excitement of the slowly building rally capped by the tension of Wilson's at bat made the game one of the most exciting in Series history.  
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For most of his career, Wilson was a hustling fan favorite whose at bats were  greeted at home with cries of Mooooooo-kie!  He was a great base stealer, with highs of 58 in 1982 and 54 in 1983.  Although he had wild swings between hot and cold during the season, from year to year he was a model of consistency.  He hit .276 three years in a row (1983-1985). 
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Wilson’s speed helped him outrun mistakes in the outfield as he led the NL outfielders with six double plays in 1984. Arm surgery in 1985 weakened his arm and reduced Mookie to a platoon player. His career was threatened by a freak eye injury suffered in spring training in 1986 when he was hit in the glasses by a throw during an infielders’ rundown drill. Upon his return to play after five weeks on the DL, he had trouble judging fly balls, especially during day games. That persisted for the rest of his career.  
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As the senior member of the team in the second half of the 1980’s, Wilson was an important clubhouse influence. His hustle, even when the Mets had been notorious non-contenders, set an example for younger players. He was an unselfish team leader until he was traded to Toronto in the second half of 1989. He sparked the Blue Jays to the 1989 Division Title and fittingly scored the run that clinched First Place.

Mookie Wilson Keynote at 2013 Ontario Blue Jays Hall of Fame Gala; Woodbridge, Ontario

Mookie Wilson at Mets Press Conference Unveiling "The Play"

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Mookie Wilson Featured Speaker at 33rd Annual St. Thomas Sports Spectacular

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Events & Appearances

January 5, 2013: Mookie Wilson Keynote at Ontario Blue Jays Hall of Fame Gala

4-17-12 On the Wire Interview

September 20, 2011- Mookie Wilson Interview on The Fan 590 Sports Radio

September 19, 2011- Mookie Wilson Interview on Sports Byline U.S.A.

September 14, 2011- Mookie Wilson at Mets Press Conference to Unveil "The Play" Painting

September 4, 2011- Mookie Wilson Appears on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

January 27, 2011- Mookie Wilson as Keynote Speaker at the St. Thomas, Ontario Special Olympics Event


Mookie's Blog

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Monday September 19, 2011

Thursday August 25, 2011

Thursday July 7, 2011

Monday June 27, 2011

Friday June, 10, 2011

Thursday May 19, 2011

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Monday May 2, 2011

Thursday April 21, 2011

Friday April 15, 2011

Tuesday April 5, 2011

Monday March 28, 2011

Wednesday March 23, 2011

Thursday March 17, 2011

Tuesday March 8, 2011

 

News & Updates

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September 12, 2011: Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner Commission Painting of "The Play"

January 2011: New York Post - Wilson Hopes for Mets 25th Anniversary Rivival

March 2010: Mookie Wilson Chooses Sports Celebrity Marketing as Exclusive Agency

March 2010 PR Log: Mookie Wilson Chooses Sports Celebrity Marketing as Exclusive Agency

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  8:30pm ESTMookie Wilson  featured on The Final Word Sports Radio Program; WBTR/NYC 



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