One of two companion volumes of biographies of the players, coaches, announcers, and others involved with the 1986 World Series, one on each team, the Mets and the Red Sox. One of the most dramatic World Series in baseball history, the 1986 series featured many more twists and turns than just "the Buckner gaffe." The Mets were a colorful group of characters including Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, and Darryl Strawberry, and we examine each one.This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year’s classic World Series. After four games, each team had won two away games and neither had won at home. Then the Red Sox won Game Five at Fenway, and were one game away from winning their first World Championship in 86 years. It came to the point they were one pitch away from baseball Nirvana.And then....Just about everyone knows what happened, but there are takes on it here you might not have read elsewhere. Mostly, this is the story of each of the players, coaches, managers, and broadcasters, their lives in baseball and the way the 1986 season fit into their lives.As with many of the books published by the Society of American Baseball Research, this was a true collaborative effort. There are 74 different SABR members who contributed to making these two books on the Mets and Red Sox a reality. It took us two books to tell the story as well as we wanted. Be sure to pick up the companion 1986 Boston Red Sox book for the rest of the story!Table of Contents:Rick Aguilera by Alan CohenRick Anderson by Joel RippelWally Backman by Nick WaddellBruce Berenyi by David E Skelton Gary Carter by Rory CostelloTim Corcoran by Leslie Heaphy Ron Darling by Audrey Apfel Lenny Dykstra by Andy SturgillKevin Elster by Joel RippelSid Fernandez by Rory CostelloGeorge Foster by Cindy Thomson John Gibbons by Nick WaddellDwight Gooden by Lee KluckEd Hearn by Alan CohenDanny Heep by Mark SimonKeith Hernandez by Michael MartellStan Jefferson by Armand PetersonHoward Johnson by Dave RaglinRay Knight by Ralph Carhart Terry Leach by Jon Springer Ed Lynch by Jon SpringerBarry Lyons by Leslie HeaphyDave Magadan by Rory Costello Lee Mazzilli by Jon SpringerRoger McDowell by Jon SpringerJohn Mitchell by Skip NipperKevin Mitchell by Joe WanchoRandy Myers by Rich Puerzer Randy Niemann by David E Skelton Bob Ojeda by Alan Cohen Jesse Orosco by Rory CostelloRafael Santana by Leslie HeaphyDoug Sisk by Alan CohenDarryl Strawberry by Shawn Morri Tim Teufel by Rory CostelloMookie Wilson by Irv GoldfarbManager, Davey Johnson by Mark ArmourGeneral Manager, Frank Cashen by Mark Armour Scouting Director, Roland Johnson by Alan Cohen Coaches Buddy Harrelson by Eric AronVern Hoscheit by Jimmy KeenanGreg Pavlick by Leslie HeaphyBill Robinson by Alan CohenMel Stottlemyre by Gregory H Wolf Announcers Ralph Kiner by Warren CorbettTim McCarver by Dave Williams Fran Healy by Alan CohenRusty Staub by Norm KingSteve Zabriskie by Alan Raylesburg Seven 1986 Mets Games April 30, 1986 by Irv GoldfarbMay 27, 1986 by Gregory H Wolf July 11, 1986 by Gregory H WolfJuly 22, 1986 by Michael Huber September 4, 1986 — Mets/Red Sox exhibition game by Saul WisniaSeptember 17, 1986 by Gregory H WolfSeptember 28, 1986 by Jack Zerby291 The 1986 National League Championship Series by Rory CostelloThe 1986 World Series by Matthew SilvermanMike Sergio by Bill NowlinBy The Numbers by Dan FieldsHow the Mets Were Built by Rod Nelson
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SABR is the Society for American Baseball Research, a group of over 6,000 enthusiasts about the game of baseball whose research interests range from the game's history to statistical analysis, records, cultural impact, and more. The BioProject is a SABR effort to research, write, and publish biographies of every player--and every person--ever connected with organized baseball. Anyone with a love of baseball can join SABR and become a part of these efforts.