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Flatlands residents gather at local watering hole to meet Mets legend Mookie Wilson

1986 Mets World Champion, Mookie Wilson, shakes hands with fans at Bulls Eye Sports Pub in Flatbush.
Steve Solomonson

Mets fans gathered at a Flatlands watering hole to meet legendary slugger Mookie Wilson, who signed autographs and partied with the kids of some of his biggest fans!

Steve Solomonson

“My father was a die-hard Mets fan and it was a very high honor,” said Ricky Zawacki, himself a diehard Mets fan.

Mookie Wilson serves some drinks behind the bar at Bulls Eye Sports Pub in Flatbush.
Steve Solomonson

The famous Mets center fielder — who signed a picture of himself for Zawacki, before enjoying his evening at Flatbush Avenue’s Bulls Eye Sports Pub — famously hit a ground ball that rolled through Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner’s legs in the bottom of the 10th inning during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, helping the Mets force a seventh game that they ultimately won to become champions.

Mets star Mookie Wilson poses with Freddie Figueroa, Steve Matteo, Lou Matteo and Donna Zawacki the owners of Bulls Eye Sports Pub
Steve Solomonson

At least 60 people signed up for their chance to have Wilson sign shirts, baseballs, bats, pictures and even a Shea Stadium seat. One fan, Dafna Alma, brought eight items for Wilson to sign.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.

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