AFTER THE MIRACLE: THE LASTING BROTHERHOOD OF THE '69 METS

AFTER THE MIRACLE: THE LASTING BROTHERHOOD OF THE '69 METS
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Publication Date: 
March 19, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9781501176517
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The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets--a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season--told by '69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year When the 1969 season began, fans weren't expecting much from "the Lovable Losers." But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions No one had predicted it In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened Suddenly they were "the Miracle Mets." Playing right field for the '69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame) but Seaver was ailing and could not travel So, Shamsky organized a visit to Tom Terrific in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets' fortunes in 1969 With the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets This is a book that every Mets fan--and every baseball fan--must own
$28.00
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