Sixsmith’s Sports World Special: Mookie Wilson Interview

Although he’s no longer a bench coach for the Amazin’s, 1986 World Series champ Mookie Wilson still serves the Mets in many ways both on and off the field.

On October 25th 1986, Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner had their lives changed forever. While the Red Sox first baseman would like to forget that night ever happened, Wilson on the other hand wishes he could go back in time. 26 years later the Mets center fielder remains a member of the squad but in a much different role. After getting fired as first base coach in 2011, Mookie now works on the corporate side of the organization serving as one of the team’s leaders in community outreach. Wilson’s responsibilities include spending time with the fans and visiting all of the Mets minor league affiliates. I caught up with the Mets legend while he was spending the week in the Big Apple with the Brooklyn Cyclones. We chatted about memories of the past, the future of the Mets franchise and Mookie’s managerial dreams.

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