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NY Met Mookie Wilson

April 18, 20157 min
Mookie Wilson already had a successful baseball career before Game Six of the 1986 Mets-Red Sox World Series made him one of the most iconic figures in baseball. The ball that went between Bill Buckner’s legs at first base was the play that turned the series – and team morale – around for the Mets. The ’86 Mets have forever been loved and loathed for their swagger, their attitude, and their aptitude on the field; they won a record 108 games that year, in addition to taking home the trophy. In a team of larger-than-life characters like Keith Hernandez, Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, and Lenny Dykstra, Mookie is one of the most beloved and revered Mets to this day. In MOOKIE: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets (Berkley Trade Paperback; March 31, 2015; $17.00), with Erik Sherman, Mookie shares stories of that triumphant year from the dugout, as well as his early life as a sharecropper’s son in the rural south, his time in the minor leagues, being called up to play as a Met, and his bittersw

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