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New York Versus New York, 1962: The Birth of the Yankees-Mets Rivalry Paperback – August 29, 2012

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About the Author

Bill Morales holds a doctorate in history from Rutgers University and has lectured at the Baseball Hall of Fame Symposium in Cooperstown, New York. He has taught at Rutgers University, Nassau Community College, and is professor of history at Bergen Community College. He lives in Rumson, New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (August 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786470909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786470907
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,563,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book did a good job of describing the baseball season of 1962 in New York City. There were some minor errors in the book. The author stated Ralph Terry won a Corvair from Sport Magazine for being named the 1962 World Series MVP. He won a Corvette not a Corvair. I should point out also that as much as I like the baseball books put out by McFarland, their books are overpriced. Their usually at least $29.95 and some of their books are even more expensive than that. I'm sure their sales would go up if their books weren't so expensive.
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A well-researched piece that brought back an era that was transitional to baseball. Certainly showed Roger Maris in the light that best represents him -- a good all-around ballplayer who had more to offer than his reputation as a power hitter. His defensive right field play in the ninth inning on Willie Mays' double in Game 7 of the World Series is often overlooked and meant the difference in the game.

On the other hand... a bit of copy editing would have made this book five stars. Can't anyone here spell "winningest?" And Ralph Terry's World Series MVP prize was a Corvette, not a Corvair. Ralph Nader would tell you that's a big difference.

You could look it up.
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New York versus New York, 1962, by Bill Morales, is an absolutely first rate read. The writing is interesting, well-paced, insightful, and educational all at the same time. The story of the Mets birth, and their relationship to the New York Yankees, is told from various viewpoints: political, social, societal, and a primary baseball perspective. The reader gets the sense of actually being present during the season, with the additional benefit of clear insight and fascinating historical background to better appreciate the events. It is, most importantly, a highly enjoyable reading experience which draws real life portraits of the people, events, games, and circumstances which existed fifty years ago. For any baseball fan, it is highly enjoyable; for a Met or Yankee fan, it is superb.
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By Irene on September 30, 2015
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