Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number

Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number

by Matthew Silverman, Jon Springer
     
 

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Unlike typical team histories that proceed chronologically, Mets by the Numbers is the first and only book that examines the team and its players by ascending uniform number, or from 1 (Mookie Wilson) to 99 (Turk Wendell).

This newly revised edition is a catalog of the more than 1,000 Mets who have played since 1962, but it is far from just a list of No.

Overview

Unlike typical team histories that proceed chronologically, Mets by the Numbers is the first and only book that examines the team and its players by ascending uniform number, or from 1 (Mookie Wilson) to 99 (Turk Wendell).

This newly revised edition is a catalog of the more than 1,000 Mets who have played since 1962, but it is far from just a list of No. 18s and 41s. Mets by the Numbers celebrates the team’s greatest players while critiquing numbers that have failed to attract talent, as well as singling out those that have been particularly productive.

With coverage of superstitions, prolific jersey-wearers, the ever-changing Mets uniform, and significant Mets numbers not associated with uniforms, Mets by the Numbers captures this fascination. A valuable reference for the casual fan, and a must-have accessory for Met geeks, this alternative team history sheds new light on the familiar and the forgotten, while finding the answers to questions that may have never before been asked. (Like which uniform number accounted for the most home runs in Mets history?)

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Library Journal

The format of the chapter headings, e.g., "#1. Leading Off: Mookie Wilson," may lead readers to think only one significant player is covered for each number. Yet the narratives (each with a data box obscurely called "Progression" listing all such numbered Mets) does refer to every man who wore the numeral in question, but in glancing anecdotal fashion. For libraries supporting Mets fans who aren't too demanding.

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From the Publisher
“An absolute must-have for an Met fan. Unlike Rey Ordoñez, Jeff Duncan, and Shingo Takatsu, Mets by the Numbers is a perfect 10. In the spirit of Mookie Wilson (and Lute Barnes, Sergie Ferrer, and Chuckie CArr), authors Jon Springer and Matthew Silverman are No. 1 when it comes to delving deep into Met digits. Somewhere, George Foster (15), Tito Navarro (36), and Mac Scarce (44) are smiling.”—Jeff Pearlman, Author of the New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602392274
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
724,796
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Springer founded and operates the acclaimed Mets by the Numbers website www.mbtn.net.

Matthew Silverman is the coauthor of Cubs by the Numbers (with Al Yellon and Kasey Ignarski), Red Sox by the Numbers (with Bill Nowlin), and Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez). And he is the author of Mets Essential, Baseball Miscellany, and 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.

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