Mets Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!
The New York Mets are one of baseball's most vibrant and beloved franchises. Their miraculous seasons of 1969 and 1986 are virtually unmatched in baseball lore. Their near-misses of 1973, 1988, and 2006 are equally weighty topics among the Mets faithful. Mets Essential is the only book that gives the team's complete history through insiders' accounts, anecdotes, stats, trivia, and dozens of photographs. In the franchise's unique lexicon, it's simply amazin'!
From the Publisher
"The tales and statistics you'll read in this book will reveal much about the New York Mets. That said, the best way for you or anyone else to learn about the team is to join us at Shea Stadium and see a new chapter in the team's history unfold before your very eyes."
--from the foreword by Ralph Kiner
"Forget it, Casey, he missed second, too." --first-base coach Cookie Lavagetto
to manager Casey Stengel after Stengel prepared to argue a call that Marv
Throneberry had missed first base on a potential two-run triple "It's a fair
ball. It gets by Buckner! Rounding third is Knight.... The Mets will win the
ballgame.... They win! They win!" --radio announcer Bob Murphy's call of the
ending of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.