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Long Before The Miracle

Author: Bill Sullivan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534686786
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Long Before The Miracle charts the dawn of the New York Mets baseball franchise which manifested five years after the dual defection of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to the west coast after the 1957 season. A prologue details just why Walter O'Malley and Horace Stoneham moved their teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. As for the Mets, the book details who was responsible for influencing Major League Baseball to consider expansion into New York. It talks about who would fund the enterprise. It talks about the principal leaders of the organization. Lastly, character sketches on the Original Mets and many players of the early-to-mid 60s detail the personal side of those who wore the pinstripes in Queens in both the Polo Grounds and Shea Stadium. Conversations with family members of deceased Mets players are sure to charm the reader ... as it did the author.

The New York Mets

Author: Richard Grossinger
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781583942055
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No baseball team has captured America’s imagination like the Mets. Alternately the “Lovable Losers” and the “Miracle Mets,” New York’s other team offers fascinating fodder for writer Richard Grossinger in this thoughtful collection. The New York Mets is a series of probing essays on the best and most interesting years of the team, particularly 1969, 1973, 1986, and last year’s abbreviated run. A pivotal essay chronicles the lives of a professional athlete and a die-hard fan to create a well-argued, deeply felt meditation on the ways in which franchise baseball has come to fail not only the fans but the players. This centerpiece presents a poignant narrative of Mets pitcher Terry Leach and author Grossinger’s own experiences playing and tracking the sport. Taken together, these powerful essays alternately take the poet’s, the alchemist’s, and the player’s perspective to paint a composite portrait that brings all the stunning highs and dispiriting lows together to show the ways in which America’s favorite pastime has changed. Grossinger reflects on the salad days when teams were happily homegrown and laments the current money-ball scenario some call baseball today.

Miracle Moments In New York Mets History

Author: Brett Topel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683582063
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In 1969, the New York Mets took on a nickname that was certainly fitting for that season—the "Miracle Mets." Nevertheless, even beyond 1969, there have been numerous moments in the history of the Mets that have proven miraculous, from the pitcher's mound to the batter's box and from the regular season to the playoffs. In Miracle Moments in New York Mets History, Brett Topel details the team’s greatest achievements, from the Mets' first win in franchise history in 1962, to Tom Seaver's near-perfect game in 1969, the 1986 World Series, the trade for Mike Piazza, Al Leiter's two-hitter during the 1999 one-game playoff, Jacob deGrom’s 2015 All-Star Game appearance, and much more. In doing so, Topel highlights the key players and coaches and reveals the high level of excitement that comes with being a Mets fan. Complete with full-color photos, this book makes the perfect gift for young and old fans alike of the New York Mets!

The New York Mets Encyclopedia

Author: Peter C. Bjarkman
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582615097
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The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball's most popular expansion-age franchise. From those lovable losers of 1962 and 1963, to the Miracle Mets of 1969 and 1973, and on to year-in and year-out contenders of the 1980s and 1990s, including the exciting 1999 squad, New York's National League Mets have written some of the most exciting and colorful pages in Major League history. This is the team that captured the hearts of New Yorkers and fans everywhere with their often-laughable antics under colorful and celebrated manager Casey Stengel, then only a half-dozen years later climbed to baseball's pinnacle under gifted yet tragic manager Gil Hodges. This colorful volume combines detailed and highly readable narrative history with archive photographs, rich statistical data, and intimate portraits of the teams most memorable personalities.

Mr Deeds Goes To Yankee Stadium

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483501
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Celebrated film director Frank Capra was a central architect of the “feel good” movie genre now known as populism, which celebrates people, families, second chances, and other traditional American icons such as small town or pastoral life and baseball. Capra developed his own brand of populism by interweaving traditional values of the genre with a younger, more vulnerable hero starting with Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in 1936. The result, Capraesque populism, has had a significant influence on American pop culture in general and forms a small but important subgenre of baseball movie. This book examines eight of these Capraesque baseball films, starting with the all-important Pride of the Yankees (1942), which one admiring critic has called “Mr. Deeds Goes to Yankee Stadium.” An introduction provides an overview of baseball and populism. Individual chapters are devoted to the populist legacy from Will Rogers (Capra’s mentor) to Capra, The Pride of the Yankees, The Stratton Story, Angels in the Outfield, The Natural, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Frequency and The Rookie.

Making The Big Red Machine

Author: Daryl Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786439807
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"The book chronicles the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1979, when general manager Bob Howsam built the lineups that won four National League pennants and two World Series. Manager Sparky Anderson pulled the levers of the machine, earning the moniker "Captain Hook" for his habit of changing pitchers"--Provided by publisher.

Crunch Time

Author: Ken Lindner
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 9781592401666
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A top talent agent, also known as "The Master of Career Choreography," shares his strategies for making life-enhancing decisions, in business and in life, based on the system he has developed with his successful clients.

Miracle Year 1969

Author: Bill Gutman
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1582618046
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Chronicles the New York Mets 1969 season which culminated in a World Series win against the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Jets 1969 victory in the third Super Bowl.

The New York Mets

Author: Donald Honig
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780517566046
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Traces the history of the New York Mets baseball team, recalling the memorable managers, players, and games, and includes highlights from the 1986 National League Championship Series and the World Series