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Mookie Wilson

Mookie Wilson (Baseball.  Born, Bamberg, SC, Feb. 9, 1956.)  Coming to the Mets late in the 1980 season, William Hayward Wilson almost immediately became a fan favorite.  In his first full season (the strike-shortened 1981 campaign), Wilson established himself as a more-or-less regular centerfielder, hitting .271 with 24 stolen bases in 92 games.  He set [...]

George Foster

George Foster (Baseball.  Born, Tuscaloosa, AL, Dec. 1, 1948.)  When the new Mets ownership sought to make a splash after its purchase of the team in Jan. 1980, they first sought to sign a high-profile free agent.  They felt they got a big name Feb. 10, 1982, when George Arthur Foster was acquired from Cincinnati for [...]

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