21. Mookie Wilson

21. Mookie Wilson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 9, 1956 in Bamberg, SC USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1980
  • Final Game: October 06, 1991
  • MVP - 1989
  • Rookie of the Year - 1981
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How can you not love a guy named Mookie?

You have to love him and he even if Mookie Wilson was actually named “Sour Bastard”, you would still love the guy because he had one of the most positive and infectious attitudes in Baseball and is easily one of the most popular players in Mets history.

Wilson was not just popular as he was also a very good player.  Wilson was a good hitter who accumulated 1,112 Hits in a Mets uniform.  His true gift was his speed as Wilson had 7 consecutive seasons with 20 Stolen Bases, three of which saw him swipe over 45 bases. 

Perhaps what Mookie Wilson will be most known for was hitting the ground ball that went through the legs of Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series.  We don’t think we have to tell you what happened after.

The Mets Hall of Fame added Wilson in 1996.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2d Round of the Amateur Draft 6/7/77.
  • Departed: Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Mike Brady and Jeff Musselman 7/31/89.
  • Games Played: 1116
  • Notable Statistics: 592 Runs Scored
    1,112 Hits
    170 Doubles
    62 Triples
    60 Home Runs
    346 Runs Batted In
    281 Stolen Bases
    .276/.318/.394 Slash Line
    20.8 bWAR

    17 Playoff Games
    7 Runs Scored
    12 Hits
    1 Double
    0 Triples
    0 Home Runs
    2 Runs Batted In
    4 Stolen Bases
    .185/.243/.200 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1986)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1982)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1982, 1984 & 1986)
    Most Double Plays Turned by an Outfielder (1984)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by an Outfielder (1983)

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