Mookie Wilson was and continues to be loved by baseball fans across the world. While many know him from his infamous ground ball which trickled through the legs of Bill Buckner during the ’86 World Series, Wilson was and continues to be recognized for his character and integrity on and off the diamond.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Mookie recently to hear about current life as an Ordained Minister, how he dealt with racism, his new book “Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets” and much more. Being one of the best base stealers in the MLB during his 11-year-career, Wilson admits that he didn’t make it into the league for his work with a bat.
Speaking on growing up in South Carolina, Wilson admits that playing baseball on Saturdays and going to church every Sunday kept him grounded during his upbringing and into his time in the league. Now an Ordained Minister, Wilson keeps his faith very close to him every day.
With his new book “Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets” out now, he tells us about dealing with racism and working through the hard times. You can check out the full interview below and head HERE to grab his new book.