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New York Mets

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 9780760339602
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The history of the New York Mets is presented with pictures and accounts of their greatest players and teams.

Shea Stadium Remembered

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 9781493035465
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Few remember that Shea Stadium—and indeed the Mets baseball club itself—arose out of a dispute between two oversized egos: New York City official Robert Moses and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley. While O’Malley wanted complete control over a new stadium and all of its concessions in Brooklyn, Moses insisted that the stadium be built by the city in Queens and leased to the Dodgers. The impasse led to the Dodgers following the Giants out to the West Coast, where The City of Los Angeles granted O’Malley all of the concessions he had sought in New York. With now no National League team in the New York area, the National League office awarded a new franchise to the city in 1960 on conditional that it fund and build a new stadium, which the Mets (and later the AFL Jets) would lease. The stadium was named in honor of William Shea, the person most responsible for returning National League baseball to New York. Over its forty-four year existence Shea Stadium witnessed a colorful cavalcade of sporting and entertainment events, all detailed in this lively, skimable tribute to a memorable New York landmark. It’s all here: the memorable games; the unforgettable characters such as Tom Seaver, Joe “Willie” Namath, and Seinfeld buddy Keith Hernandez; and even the solemn moments such as when Shea was used as a staging area for first responders after 9/11. By the time of its demolition in 2008, the Mets had played more games at Shea than the Dodgers had ever played at Ebbets Field, and the stadium had hosted seven National League Championship Series, four World Series, three Jets playoff games, and the American Football League Championship game in 1968.

Best Mets

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 9781630760915
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team’s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; the greatest players; the most thrilling wins and most excruciating losses; the most memorable and forgettable teams in franchise history; and even a guide to appreciating the Mets, including tips on spring training as well as the best sports bars to see the Mets on TV without having to fight for the remote. Sidebars relating Mets lore (i.e., Jerry Seinfeld’s obsession with Keith Hernandez), colorful Mets characters (both players and fans alike), and stats on the best and worst of all things Mets further add to this celebration of the first fifty years of New York’s most Amazin’ and frustrating sports franchise.

History Of Baseball In 100 Objects

Author : Josh Leventhal
ISBN : 9781603764018
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through 100 key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life personalities that make up the game A History of Baseball in 100 Objects is a visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of popular culture, each of which represents the history and evolution of the game. Among these objects are the original ordinance banning baseball in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1791 (the earliest known reference to the game in America); the "By-laws and Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club," 1845 (the first codified rules of the game); Fred Thayer's catcher's mask from the 1870s (the first use of this equipment in the game); a scorecard from the 1903 World Series (the first World Series); Grantland Rice's typewriter (the role of sportswriters in making baseball the national pastime); Babe Ruth's bat, circa 1927 (the emergence of the long ball); Pittsburgh Crawford's team bus, 1935 (the Negro Leagues); Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals uniform, 1946 (the breaking of the color barrier); a ticket stub from the 1951 Giants-Dodgers playoff game and Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" (one of baseball's iconic moments); Sandy Koufax's Cy Young Award, 1963 (the era of dominant pitchers); a "Reggie!" candy bar, 1978 (the modern player as media star); Rickey Henderson's shoes, 1982 (baseball's all-time-greatest base stealer); the original architect's drawing for Oriole Park at Camden Yards (the ballpark renaissance of the 1990s); and Barry Bond's record-breaking bat (the age of Performance Enhancing Drugs). A full-page photograph of the object is accompanied by lively text that describes the historical significance of the object and its connection to baseball's history, as well as additional stories and information about that particular period in the history of the game.

One Year Dynasty

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 9781493024209
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Relive the games, moves, and players of the hard-hitting team that won the 1986 World Series. Vin Scully called the tenth-inning groundball in Game Six of the 1986 World Series—Mets versus Red Sox—that sealed a comeback, fueled a curse, and turned a batting champion into a scapegoat. But getting there was a long, hard slog with plenty of heartache. After being knocked out of contention the previous two seasons, the Mets blasted through the National League that year. They won blowouts, nailbiters, fights, and a 14-inning game that ended with one pitcher on the mound, another in right field, and an All-Star catcher playing third base. Matt Silverman covers famous baseball players including: Ron Darling, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry and more. Going beyond the partying and excess, Silverman recounts in this book, step by step, the team’s meteoric rise in 1986, when they captured their first division title in over a decade, shattered the franchise record, and then won it all.

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 9781633194830
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With trivia boxes, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Mets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Mets covers Robin Ventura's 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall. Updated for 2015, this new edition features a new generation of Mets stars, including pitchers Jason deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard.

Beantown Sports Trivia

Author : Matthew Silverman
ISBN : 1935628151
Genre : Games
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This book includes six sections of trivia on Boston sports covering the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Boston Area College Teams and a Bonus Section. The College section is broken up into six parts with questions about Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern, General College Knowledge (includig other schools in the area), and the Beanpot Challenge. Each section is broken up into three parts: 1. Your Team (the largest of the three parts) has questions about recent events, seasons and players. 2. Your Father's Team questions centered between 1967 and 1985. 3. Your Grandfather's Team Trivia generally questions from 1966 and earlier. Questions will be a combination of short answer, multiple choice, and ture and false. The book also features a points system so readers can rate their Beantown sports knowledge and see where they rank in the world of sports trivia.

Big League Ballparks

Author : Gary Gillette
ISBN : 1435114523
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Extensive guide to all 30 big-league ballparks detailing the best and worst seats in the park, inside scoop on concessions, where to stay, and how to make the most out of your baseball experience.

The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

Author : George Plimpton
ISBN : 156858296X
Genre : Fiction
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In April 1985, Sports Illustrated published an article that stunned the sports community. George Plimpton's 13-page profile of Sidd Finch, a mysterious pitcher who had been signed by the New York Mets and reportedly threw 168 mph, came complete with photos from spring training, scouting reports, and interviews with Mets players and management. A week later, SI apologized to readers around the world for their role in what is generally regarded as the greatest hoax in the history of sports journalism. The magazine had teamed up with the legendary author and Paris Review bon vivant for an April Fool's Day prank of unprecedented proportions. After the success of the article, Plimpton decided to turn the story into a novel — a rousing baseball fairy tale that is considered one of the most memorable sports novels of the last half-century.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111052911
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