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Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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3. Mookie Wilson

"Little roller up along first... Behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight, and the Mets win it!" If there's one thing Mookie Wilson is remembered for, it's that at bat. He hit an innocent looking ground ball down the first base line in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series that ended up getting by Bill Buckner and kept the Mets season alive. They ended up winning Game 7 and their second World Series title in franchise history.

While that ground ball is what Wilson is remembered for, that isn't why he's a top-three outfielder in franchise history. Wilson only played in the majors for 12 years but luckily spent ten of them as a Met. In those ten seasons, he slashed .276/.318/.394 with 60 home runs and 342 RBI in 1,116 games. Wilson's calling card was his speed as he stole 281 bases which was the franchise record until Jose Reyes broke it. He's now second.

Reyes also bumped Mookie down to second on the franchise's triples list. Wilson also ranks sixth in hits and runs scored.

Wilson's best season came in 1984 where he slashed .276/.308/.409 with a career high ten home runs and 54 RBI. He also hit ten triples and stole 46 bases.

Wilson was known in Mets lore as the speed guy until Jose Reyes came around. He's without a doubt one of the best outfielders in franchise history and his spot in the Mets Hall of Fame proves that.

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