Amazin Bracket: (5) Mookie Wilson v. (12) Sid Fernandez
(5) Mookie Wilson – First part of 1986 World Series winner to debut with the team. At the time he retired was the Mets all-time leader in triples and steals. Had the single biggest at-bat in team history getting out of the way of a Bob Stanley pitch to allow the tying run to score before hitting his little roller up the first base line between Bill Buckner‘s legs. Returned to Mets as a coach on the first Mets team to go to back-to-back postseasons. Loved baseball so much he was married on the baseball field.
(12) Sid Fernandez – Nicknamed El Sid. Flirted on a number of occasions with no-hitters, and he once faced the minimum. Struck out 16 in one game. Pitched three games in relief in the 1986 World Series with a 1.35 ERA. Relieved Ron Darling in Game 7 and pitched 2.1 scoreless to help allow the Mets to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win the World Series. Two time All-Star and sixth all-time in WAR among Mets pitchers. Also fifth all-time in wins, fourth in WHIP, and second in H/9 in addition to his being in the top 10 in 21 different pitching categories.