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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: MVP Books; First edition (March 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760339600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760339602
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The New York Mets began in 1962 as one of the worst teams professional baseball had ever seen, yet they quickly captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans eager to cheer on this band of misfits led by the incomparable Casey Stengel. By the end of the decade, the team was shocking the world with its miracle run to a World Series championship, led by young heroes like Tom Seaver, Cleon Jones, Bud Harrelson, and others. From there, save one more improbable pennant in 1973—“Ya gotta believe!”—the Mets took their fans on a wild ride of a few highs, a lot of lows, and plenty of memorable moments. From Dave Kingman’s towering home runs and Nino Espinosa’s towering afro to Rusty Staub’s pinch-hits and Lee Mazzilli’s tight pants, the 1970s was an interesting time to be a Mets fan, indeed.
 
The outlook changed dramatically in the next decade, when homegrown talents like Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry combined with veteran stars Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and others to produce a team that was dominant on the field—and turbulent off of it. The historic finishes to the 1986 League Championship Series and World Series were occasions to be savored by the Mets faithful for years to come. The team’s second quarter century did not bring any more championships, but fans continued to support their beloved Mets in record numbers, from Shea Stadium to Citi Field.
 
This fully illustrated celebration of Mets baseball takes you season by season from the earliest days of the franchise to today. Profiles of the team’s top 50 all-time players provide in-depth looks at the best of the best in orange and blue: Seaver and Koosman, Darryl and Dwight, and stars of today David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Johan Santana. Complete with stats, stories, photos, and memorabilia, New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History is an entertaining and authoritative tribute to a half century of amazin’ accomplishments and miracle moments.

About the Author

Matthew Silverman has been a writer and editor for over 20 years. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous sports publications. A lifelong Mets fan, Matthew is the author of several books, including Mets Essential and 100 Things Mets Fans Need to Know and Do Before They Die as well as Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez), Mets by the Numbers (with Jon Springer), The Miracle Has Landed (with Ken Samelson and others), and Baseball Miscellany.
 
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William DiMarco on May 23, 2011
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The Mets are in their 50th season in 2011 & to capture their story is a daunting task. However, Matthew Silverman's "The New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History" does the job & then some. Silverman has written other books on the Mets & maintains an entertaining blog, so he obviously knows his stuff. However, that's only part of the equation. I've been an avid fan & lived & died with this franchise since 1969, and in my humble opinion, have a fairly encyclopedic knowledge of the team's history myself through other books & just following them over the years. To put together a rational 50 season history over 208 pages that hits all the important points, some obvious & some not so, & leave out items that, while perhaps somewhat interesting, don't add anything in the end is a tricky proposition, but Silverman has accomplished it. Frankly, I've read other Mets' retrospectives in the past, and some of them are quite lacking in the end. Not here. A good example of Silverman including an important piece of information is the Cleon Jones arrest, subsequent insubordination & release in 1975. While it might seem somewhat small in the overall picture of 50 seasons, it's not because it provides a window into the Mets' sinking fortunes due to heavy-handed management (M. Donald Grant) & the mishandling of personnel (& personal) issues that had begun to plague the Mets after the untimely deaths of manager Gil Hodges & GM Johnny Murphy several years before. I could cite others, but it's not necessary. Silverman has a good feel what to mention & what not when it comes to the team, its rivals, players, management, the changing times of MLB & society in general, etc. While the records section could've been tightened up a little bit (Dwight Gooden got his Cy Young in 1985, not '84!Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glen on May 9, 2012
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Got the book for my dad as a birthday gift? Beautiful pictures and a great read too. So much I didn't know about the mets. Will probably order another copy for myself cuz its that good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. J. KUHNEN on September 24, 2011
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Great book if you are a mets fan. The photos are terrific. It also would make a very nice gift for someone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on January 4, 2012
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It's not easy to find much Mets stuff on the west coast, so this was the perfect gift for my friend from New York. He loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ScottE on December 28, 2011
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One hell of a book. Nice photo's, great text. I've been a Met fan for over 45 great and sometimes frustrating seasons, if your a Mets fan get this book!
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