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Mookie Wilson Headlines Annual Friendly Sons Dinner

March 16, 2019
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Mookie Wilson Headlines Annual Friendly Sons Dinner

Former New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson arrived just in time Friday for his big speech at the 74th annual Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner.

Wilson’s flight was delayed due to weather and he spent much of the day waiting on standby until finally arriving in the area around 6 p.m.

The former outfielder, best known for hitting the ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs in the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, quickly changed into a suit at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Soon, he was introduced to the large crowd to chants of “Mookie. Mookie.”

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, of Wilkes-Barre, was honored as Man of the Year.

— BOB KALINOWSKI