William Hayward (Mookie) Wilson begins his second tour of duty as the New York Mets first base and outfield coach...Served
in that position for the first time from 1997-2002.
Was the Mets minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator in 2010 after spending the previous four years in
In 2005, he managed the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets Class-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
Managed Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League in 2003 and 2004.
Inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1996 and was voted a member of the Mets' 40th Anniversary Team in 2002.
Returned to the Mets organization on December 23, 1993 as a member of the Community Outreach Department and a
roving minor league instructor...Served in that role until being named the club's first base coach on October 17, 1996.
In the spring of 1996, he was a baserunning and outfield instructor in the Mets' minor league camp.
Was a Mets outfielder from 1980-1989 and ranks among the club's all-time leaders in stolen bases, triples, total bases,
extra-base hits, games, at-bats, runs and hits.
Best remembered for perhaps the most memorable at-bat in franchise history, dodging a two-out, two-strike, wild pitch from
Boston pitcher Bob Stanley in the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series that enabled Kevin Mitchell to score
the tying run...Then hit a ground ball that trickled under first baseman Bill Buckner's glove, allowing Ray Knight to score the
winning run and force a Game Seven that the Mets would win.
Graduated from Spartanburg (SC) Junior College with a B. A. Degree in Liberal Arts and attended the University of South
Carolina for two years, majoring in Business Administration...Graduated from Mercy College (NY) on May 26, 1996.
A brother, John, played in the Detroit Tigers farm system, while another brother, Phil, was in the Minnesota Twins' farm
system...His son, Preston, played in the majors from 1998-2007, including eight games with the Mets in 1998.
Was the club's second selection in the June, 1977 Free Agent Draft.