Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Mookie on Hitting 1st, 6th and 7th in the lineup

Mookie Wilson* is back again. This time to talk about variations to hitting based on position in the line-up. Mookie mostly was a lead off guy but also hit in other slots-mostly 6 and 7. Expect to learn about a) where he felt most comfortable, why, the implication on performance and considerations for a coach, b) the 1,2, 9 hole vs. the 3,4,5,6,7,8 hole c) to change or not change hitting approach based on line-up position, d) his take on Money Ball-textbook wisdom vs. instinct and more. *Mookie Wilson, a 2nd round draft pick and New York Mets Hall of Famer, for this played 10 years with the Mets, 2 with the Blue Jays followed by an 8 years coaching with the Mets. He is currently studying to be a minister and donates extensive hours to the growth and development of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League.