Monday, March 17, 2008

#255 Mookie Wilson



Why this card is awesome: Because of the great action shot, and the guy in the dugout making a rude gesture. (Mind you, not a rude gesture you see these days, the hand-under-the-chin F.U., but it was common back in 1988.)

Cool stat: I know the story behind it, but I still always find it hilarious when I see that Wilson is both the stepfather and uncle of Preston Wilson. (See here.) Mookie's 1983 is one of just 21 seasons with at least 100 Ks but fewer than 20 walks. Oops.

5 comments:

David said...

Why do you think the dugout guy is making a rude gesture? It's just a blurry mess. It could be an innocent pose.

Jim said...

a little roller up along first, and it gets by Buckner and the Mets are gonna win it!

his pose from that at-bat looks very familiar.

83F said...

I'd say that's an Astros uniform in the background. Like those shoulder stripes!

Uglee Card said...

Wait - how is he his uncle and step-father? That would mean...wait, what?

Andy said...

Mookie Wilson's brother was Preston Wilson's father, and Mookie married Preston's mother (later). I am not sure what happened to Mookie's brother but I think he passed away.