Mookie Wilson

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Birthday
9, 1956
Birthplace
Bamberg, SC
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Bamberg, SC

About

Former center fielder for the New York Mets who was best known for hitting the ground ball that helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series.

Before Fame

He played college baseball at the University of South Carolina, and was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the 1977 MLB Draft.

Trivia

The ground ball that allowed the winning run to score in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was sold via auction for $418,250 in 2012.

Family Life

He married Rosa Gilbert at the home plate of Smith-Wills Stadium in 1978.

Associated With

His ground ball, which went through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during the 1986 World Series, became one of the most famous plays in baseball history.