Interview: Mets Legend Mookie Wilson [AUDIO]
Mets fan favorite Mookie Wilson talks about how baseball has changed, his predictions for the 2015 Mets, and whether or not the Mets should retire his number.
By far one of the coolest aspects of working in radio is getting an opportunity to talk to people who have been prominent figures in my life. Whether it's musicians, actors, or people who have created art that has been inspiring, or the athletes that have shaped my fandom of different sports.
With it being Opening Day, I got an opportunity to speak with New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson. Of course, he's most well-known for hitting the ground ball that bounced in between Bill Buckner's legs to force a game 7 and eventually lead to a World Series ring for the 1986 Mets team. But his relationship with the organization--and the fans--has far outlasted one mere moment. Instead, he's enjoyed being one of the faces of the franchise and one of the most beloved figures in the Mets family.
He recently wrote a book, entitled Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets, which is available for purchase here.