After the miracle : the lasting brotherhood of the '69 Mets / Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman.
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|McIntosh Public Library||796.3576 SHA (Text)||33500013032842||New||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781501176517
- ISBN: 150117651X
- Physical Description: 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|General Note:|| Includes index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The idea -- The lovable losers -- Opening day -- The streak -- The clubhouse lawyer -- A rivalry is born -- The imperfect game -- One small step for man, one giant leap for the mets -- Gil sends a message -- The comeback -- The black cat -- Look who's no. 1 -- Expecting the unexpected -- The clincher -- A brave new world -- David versus Goliath -- Kooz to the rescue -- Agee puts on a clinic -- The catch -- A date with destiny -- To the victors go the spoils -- The journey -- Vineyard of dreams.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The boys of summer of the 1969 'Miracle Mets,' this book brings together members of that team, including the author, and Mets' star player, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, as they reminisce about what made that team great"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
Art Shamsky was a right fielder on one of the most memorable sports teams of all time, the Miracle Mets of 1969. Several of those former Mets got together in 2017, and Shamsky reprises the gathering, which proved both joyfully nostalgic and deeply melancholy, thanks to the deaths of various teammates (Tommy Agee and Tug McGraw, among them) and the serious illnesses and memory loss of others (Bud Harrelson and Tom Seaver). Shamsky is a capable, if sometimes repetitive, writer, and, while the story of the Miracle Mets has been told before (including, in part, by Shamsky himself in The Magnificent Seasons, 2004), it bears telling again. Shamsky's account of the 1969 season is exceptional, as is his handling of the team's disparate personalities, the national context in which the Mets staged their Miracle (it was a year for miraclesâ?the first manned moon landing took place less than three months before the World Series), and the coverage of the racial amity on the team. Put this one alongside David Halberstam's The Teammates (2003), about a visit of two former Red Sox to a dying Ted Williams. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Art Shamsky was a Major League baseball player for eight years, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1965 and then joining the New York Mets in the winter of 1967. He was an integral part of the World Championship team in 1969. Since his retirement from baseball, he has been involved in various businesses and worked as a sports broadcaster at WNEW-TV in New York City and on ESPN, and as a broadcaster for the NY Mets. He is also the author of The Magnificent Seasons: How the Jets, Mets, and Knicks Made Sports History and Uplifted a City and the Country.
Erik Sherman is the author of the critically acclaimed Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With The ’86 Mets, and is also the coauthor of four highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies: Out At Home (with Glenn Burke), A Pirate For Life (with Steve Blass), the New York Times bestseller Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets (with Mookie Wilson); and Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride In Baseball And Beyond. Erik is an annual lecturer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
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