The Worst Team Money Could Buy

The Worst Team Money Could Buy

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by Bob Klapisch, John Harper
     
 

"Even before the New York Mets began the 1992 season, they had set a critical record: the highest payroll ever for a major-league team, $45 million. With players Bobby Bonilla, Vince Coleman, Bret Saberhagen, and Howard Johnson, winning another championship seemed a mere formality. The 1992 New York Mets never made it to Cooperstown, however." Veteran newspaperman Bob… See more details below

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"Even before the New York Mets began the 1992 season, they had set a critical record: the highest payroll ever for a major-league team, $45 million. With players Bobby Bonilla, Vince Coleman, Bret Saberhagen, and Howard Johnson, winning another championship seemed a mere formality. The 1992 New York Mets never made it to Cooperstown, however." Veteran newspaperman Bob Klapisch and John Harper reveal the extraordinary inside story of the Mets' decline and fall - with the sort of detail and uncensored quotes that never run in a family newspaper. From the sex scandals that plagued the club in Florida to the puritanical, no-booze rules of manager Jeff Torborg, from bad behavior on road trips to the downright ornery practical "jokes" that big boys play, The Worst Team Money Could Buy is a grandslam classic.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune

"[This] lively account of the team's trip from triumph to decline—first written in 1993, updated and reissued this year—will warm the heart of any Cub fan. . . . It's an unvarnished insider's view of what goes on within the game at many levels and a refreshingly honest exercise in self-discovery."—Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune

— Dan McGrath

Time Out Chicago

“Filled with so many insider battles between and among every faction imaginable—players, coaches, fans, reporters—it almost reads like an election tell-all.”—Time Out Chicago
Sports Literature Association

"Exquistie Pain might be an alternate title chosen by long-suffering Mets fans who relive the disastrous 1992 season in this acute, lively, funny, infuriating and well-written book."—Daniel R. Bronson, Sports Literature Association

— Daniel R. Bronson

Chicago Tribune - Dan McGrath

"[This] lively account of the team's trip from triumph to decline—first written in 1993, updated and reissued this year—will warm the heart of any Cub fan. . . . It's an unvarnished insider's view of what goes on within the game at many levels and a refreshingly honest exercise in self-discovery."—Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune
Sports Literature Association - Daniel R. Bronson

"Exquistie Pain might be an alternate title chosen by long-suffering Mets fans who relive the disastrous 1992 season in this acute, lively, funny, infuriating and well-written book."—Daniel R. Bronson, Sports Literature Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679419754
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/13/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.05(d)

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