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Mets Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the New York Mets Since 1962 Paperback – March 1, 2011
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Beyond the mistakes listed in the previous reviews, here's a couple that cropped up inside of a handful of pages: 1) Rusty Staub cannot be the team's HR leader for the entire decade of the 70s. Snyder lists him as the decade leader with 62 HR, apparently forgetting that Dave Kingman hit 82 HR as a Met from 1975 until he was traded in 1977. 2) In a related error, in the article about the Midnight Massacre, he states that Kingman went on to lead the NL in home runs in 1978 as a Cub and 1981, again with the Mets. But it was actually 1979 that Kingman led the NL while a Cub, with 48 HR. He only hit 22 in the strike-shortened 1981 season, but did lead the league once again in 1982 with 37. That particular performance was note-worthy because he became the first Met to lead the league in a major offensive category, and he set a new low for a HR leader's batting average, .204. It was the first time in history that a league's Cy Young winner (Steve Carlton) had a higher batting average (.218) than the HR leader.
I am more than willing to recommend Snyder's book on the Cubs, but I cannot endorse this book. It's full of mistakes, and if you know anything at all about the Mets and their history, you'll find trying to read it an exercise in frustration.
This book has so many mistakes and errors it is actually hard to read at times. I am surprised this book got published, what with all the errors in it.
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Snyder also states that Kenny Rogers lost Game 7 of the 1999 NLCS by giving up a single to Andruw Jones of the Braves. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Michael Marsh