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Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory. When Mookie landed in Shea Stadium in 1980, the Mets were perennial in the shadow of the Yankees. But inspired by Mookie’s legendary hustle, they would soon become the toast of New York. Even when their off-field antics eclipsed their on-field successes, Mookie stayed above the fray. He writes about his adventures and victories in Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets.

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Comments [4]

Vinny from Manalapan

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Apr. 30 2014 01:58 PM
Vinny from Manalapan

I know Mookie says he missed the "big money" but he still mad about 7 million dollars over the course of his career.
That's not today's big money, but it still is plenty.
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=wilsomo01

Apr. 30 2014 01:53 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Mookie is a total delight.

Apr. 30 2014 01:51 PM
Tom P from NYC

Mookie was a consistant winner of the "Good Guy" award. An easy guy to root for,

Apr. 30 2014 01:44 PM

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