'Mookie' Wilson, Centerfielder, Switch-hitter, N. Y. Mets 1980-89; Tor. Blue Jays 1990.
Popular player, 'Mookie' Wilson was the Fans' Favorite during the 1980s. Whenever he came to bat or was on 1st Base, Mets' fans would chant, "Mooookie, Mooookie". He was a top base stealer, a ball-hawk in centerfield, a speed-demon on the basepaths and a winning ballplayer. In 1982, 'Mookie' batted .279, stole 58 bases, scored 90 runs. In 1983, he hit 25 doubles, 7 HRs, stole 54 bases and scored 91 runs. 'Mookie's' spped led the way for the New York Mets thru the 1980s in their quest for the NL pennant. In his career, Mookie Wilson batted .274, stole 327 bases and played in 1403 games.