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Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York's Most Agonizingly Amazin' Team
     

Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York's Most Agonizingly Amazin' Team

by Matthew Silverman
 

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As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team’s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; the greatest players; the most thrilling wins and most excruciating losses; the most memorable and forgettable teams in franchise history; and even a guide

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As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team’s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; the greatest players; the most thrilling wins and most excruciating losses; the most memorable and forgettable teams in franchise history; and even a guide to appreciating the Mets, including tips on spring training as well as the best sports bars to see the Mets on TV without having to fight for the remote. Sidebars relating Mets lore (i.e., Jerry Seinfeld’s obsession with Keith Hernandez), colorful Mets characters (both players and fans alike), and stats on the best and worst of all things Mets further add to this celebration of the first fifty years of New York’s most Amazin’ and frustrating sports franchise.

Editorial Reviews

Sportsology
Considering how bad the Mets will be this season every fan should buy this book to remember the good times.
Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf
WC reading of the highest order (and I mean that as a compliment)...
Library Journal
The New York Mets, who went from lovable losers in 1962 to destiny's darlings in 1969, turn the big five-oh in 2012, and prolific Mets author Silverman (New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History) offers die-hard fans a cornucopia of Mets-related information. After a concise history of the team, Silverman settles into what is largely a book-of-lists format, presenting his take on the 50 best Mets players, best teams, and best games, while adding dashes of worsts as well. Going beyond these obvious categories, he also features coaches and management, broadcasters, memorable fans (the "cowbell man" and the "sign man"), and such esoterica as best Mets sports bars. This might not play in St. Louis or Los Angeles, but for Mets followers it will be a little bit of heaven.—J.B.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630760915
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
06/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Silverman is the author of over a half dozen books, including New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Knowand Do Before They Die, and Shea Goodbye with Keith Hernandez. He lives in High Falls, New York.

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