Mookie Wilson & Ron Swoboda Appearance at CitibankMay 10, 2012
Info on Mookie Wilson & Ron Swoboda Appearance at Citibank:
Two New York Mets championship legends, Mookie Wilson and Ron Swoboda, will be greeting fans and signing autographs at the Citibank branch at 90 Park Avenue (between 39th and 40th streets in Manhattan) on Tuesday, May 15th from 12:00-1:30 pm (ET).
The two Mets greats were instrumental in their respective teams drive to World Series championships. Swoboda came out of nowhere for a diving catch of Brooks Robinson’s line drive in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 1969 World Series. The tying run scored on the play, but Swoboda’s catch kept the Orioles from having a big inning and allowed the Mets to rally late and win the pivotal game. The Mets would upset the Orioles in five games and forever be known as the Amazin’s and the Miracle Mets.
Wilson had perhaps the most memorable at-bat in Mets history when during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, he avoided being hit by a wild pitch, allowing the tying run to score in the bottom of the 10th. His ground ball later in the same at bat went through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, allowing the winning run to score. Wilson’s smart at-bat, speed and determination affected the course of the entire series as the Mets went on to win the Series.
Citi Tuesdays is a program designed to provide added value to Citi customers and Mets fans. The promotion, which is taking place during all Mets Tuesday home games at Citi Field, will offer unique experiences and exclusive access to benefits and rewards to fans for simply using their Citi credit or debit card at Citi Field. From savings on tickets and merchandise, to special access to Citi Field’s Acela and Caesars Clubs, there are a variety of offers for fans who are Citi cardholders to enjoy while cheering on the Mets.