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Most Mets fans have taken in a game or two at Shea, have seen the highlights of Game 6, and have heard the story of the '69 Miracle Mets. But only real fans realize that a smudge of shoe polish helped the team win their first world championship, know where the best place to sit in Shea's upper deck is, can recite the team's starting lineup in their inaugural season, or have visited the Mets Hall of Fame.

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the New York Mets. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Tom Terrific or a recent supporter of Reyes, Wright, and the "New Mets," these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Acclaimed author Matthew Silverman has collected every essential piece of Mets knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

As the Mets prepare to leave Shea for their new digs across the street at Citi Field, 100 Things will guide you through all the places to sit and see in the old ballpark before it goes the way of the dinosaur. Never watched a game from the loge or checked out the Diamond Club? 2008 marks your last chance, and 100 Things is your must-have guide to the do's and don'ts.

Whether you're a lifelong fan, a youngster following in his or her parents' footsteps, or the significant other of a diehard fan about to be adopted into the Mets family, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect how-to guide to being a real fan.

About the Author

Matthew Silverman is the author of Mets Essential, the coauthor of Mets by the Numbers, the editor of Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia, and the coeditor of Meet the Meets and Total Mets. He also worked as the associated editor of The 2008 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia and the managing editor of The 2007 ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia, Total Football, and Total Baseball. He lives in High Falls, New York.
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Product Details

  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600780733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600780738
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since 2007 Matthew Silverman has written Mets Essential, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die (hardcover 2008, paperback 2010), Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez), New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History, and Best Mets. He is also author of Baseball Miscellany and Golf Miscellany. He has co-authored Mets by the Numbers, Cubs by the Numbers, and Red Sox by the Numbers. He blogs regularly at metsilverman.com.

An avid baseball fan growing up in White Plains, New York, Silverman went on to be a newspaper reporter and editor before joining Total Sports Publishing, eventually becoming associate publishing and heading the reference division. He was managing editor for Total Baseball, Total Football, and was lead editor for Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia, a volume of 2,000 baseball biographies. The Village Voice wrote, "It's possible that the last time so much essential information was gathered in one volume was The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

Silverman also served as managing editor for books on the Packers, Cowboys, 49ers, and Steelers, among other teams, plus Total Super Bowl. He later served as managing editor for first editions of The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia and The ESPN Football Encyclopedia, along with subsequent editions. He edited all four editions of the Maple Street Press Mets Annual with Greg Spira. He lives in High Falls, New York.

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I am a diehard Mets fan and have been since 1969. I have read LOTS of Mets books over the years and most were good reads. This book , by far is the best. It reviews the top 100 most famous moments as a Met fan. LET'S GO METS!
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Fantastic must-read book for all Met fans young and old. Provides all of the details statistically to make you an expert on Mets' baseball. I have been a fan of the Mets since they first came into the National League and I have been to many of their games. This books reviews both the memorable and the quirky players who have played for the team.....and they are memorable and quirky indeed, from Marvelous Marv Thronberry to Casey Stengal, the master of entertaining double-talk. The book clearly invokes memories that will live forever in Mets' lore. Pete Rose (Charlie Hustle) barrelling into second baseman, Elio Chacon, and the ensuing brench clearing brawl that followed after Rose bodily picked up Chacon and threw him out towards center field. There is also great highlights of the Miracle Mets of 1969 season, the shoe polish on Cleon Jones spikes and the fantastic diving catches by Ron Swobda. It's all here.
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I am an avid Met fan and I did enjoy reading about the history of the Mets and top Mets moments, but I found the title of the book to be a little decieving.

There were only 2 thing TO DO in the whole book attend a Met Road game and have you kids run the Mr Met Dash.

How about watch a Met practice during spring training.
Watch a spring training game or better yet watch the Mets play two games in one day at two spring training parks.

The book was a good read but I was looking more for places to go or things to do!
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Very entertaining book! Bought it for my father, a lifelong Mets fan. He enjoyed reading it and reminising about the clubs history.
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Great read, full of mostly good times but a few bad. I definitey learned a few things about the years before my time as a Mets fan.
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Although I can’t imagine anyone but a diehard Mets fan enjoying this book, it fills its niche well. Beyond a quibble about the title (the majority of the 100 items listed in this book are things to “know” with only a few things to “do” thrown in), I thoroughly savored this book and all of the nostalgia it conjured for me—from Tom Terrific to Doc to HoJo, Straw, Mookie, Nails, and—of course—the quintessential moment in Mets history: Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The author himself is a devout fan, and the book is sprinkled with trivia and the recollections of other fans. This is pure delight for the Metropolitan faithful.
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Great book! Now I know everything I need to know.
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