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After the miracle : the lasting brotherhood of the '69 Mets / Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman.

Shamsky, Art, author. (Author). Sherman, Erik, author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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McIntosh Public Library 796.3576 SHA (Text) 33500013032842 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 796.3576 SHA (Text) 33500013032859 New Available -

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

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 miracles—?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.

Author Notes

Art Shamsky was a Major League baseball player for eight years, and 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. 

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 with Glenn Burke, Steve Blass, Mookie Wilson, and Davey Johnson. Erik is an annual lecturer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Subject: New York Mets (Baseball team) > History.
World Series (Baseball) (1969)
New York Mets (Baseball team)
World Series (Baseball)
Baseball players > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Baseball players.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Biographies.

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