The New York Mets Encyclopedia (3rd Edition) by Peter C. Bjarkman

By Peter C. Bjarkman

EPUB eISBN: 9781613217542

the hot York Mets Encyclopedia presents the total and fascinating tale of modern-era baseball's most well-liked expansion-age franchise. From these cute losers of 1962 and 1963, to the Miracle Mets of 1969 and 1973, and directly to year-in and year-out contenders of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, New York's nationwide League Mets have written probably the most interesting and colourful pages in significant League historical past. this is often the group that captured the hearts of lovers in every single place with its often-laughable antics less than colourful and celebrated supervisor Casey Stengel. purely part a dozen years later, the Mets reached baseball's top below talented supervisor Gil Hodges. This colourful quantity combines distinctive narrative historical past with archival images, wealthy statistical facts, and intimate pix of the team's so much memorable personalities. this is often additionally a franchise that has been domestic to some of the game's largest on-field stars. between them are such unforgettable diamond characters as reckless slugger Darryl Strawberry; glue-fingered first sacker Keith Hernandez; baseball's all-world catcher, Mike Piazza; pitching ace Johan Santana; and record-breaking 3rd baseman David Wright. the entire scope of the Mets' fifty-plus-year heritage is mentioned in an expansive bankruptcy that offers the reader a old certain evaluate and lines a year-by-year Mets chronology and season-by-season opening-day lineups. This newly revised variation bargains perception on every little thing a Mets fan would wish or have to know.

About the Author
Peter C. Bjarkman writes commonly approximately baseball, basketball, and travel-related themes. He has released earlier books on Cuban baseball, plus a heritage of baseball in Latin the USA and greater than 3 dozen different titles treating significant League Baseball, NBA basketball, and NCAA basketball. His fresh paintings comprises staff historical past encyclopedias at the ny Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Celtics, and long island Knicks.

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