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Put It In the Book!: A Half-Century of Mets Mania Hardcover – March 1, 2013
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About the Author
Howie Rose is a sportscaster who has been the New York Mets radio announcer since 1995. He lives in Woodbury, New York. Phil Pepe is the author of more than 50 books on sports, including The Yankees: An Authorized History of the New York Yankees, Few and Chosen Yankees: Defining Yankee Greatness Across the Eras, as well as a biography of Yogi Berra, and collaborations with New York Yankee legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. He was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968 through 1981 and is a past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. He lives in Englewood, New Jersey. Marv Albert was the voice of the New York Knicks for parts of five decades and has been the play-by-play man for numerous NBA Finals, World Series, Super Bowls, and Stanley Cups. He lives in New York City.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Mets Extra show and the hot stove shows he did during the off-season were must-listen radio for die-hard Mets fans in a time when there
was no internet. I feel I learned more listening to Howie as a 10 year old than anywehere else.
I have always been a big fan of Howie Rose so I decided to buy the book.
The book is not about dirt or juicy info on old players (although there is some interesting stuff on managers, especially Bobby V).
Oh yeah, and Jeff Kent was a jerk!
The book is primarily about Howie's life and how he became a Mets fan and how he broke into the business.
For those who grew up in Brooklyn and Queens and are Howie's age, I'm sure you will love reading the book and reminiscing.
For those who are in their 30's like myself, you can learn a lot about the Mets early years and what it was like at Shea Stadium when
the Mets finally became a winner in '69.
You learn a lot about the day to day work of a broadcaster and all the preparation that goes into a game.
Howie also talks a lot about his love for the Rangers growing up and how Marv Albert helped him get into the business.
the Mets and Howie's observations of the team, but it turned
into Howie's life story and his obsession with Marv Albert.
There were some very good parts and insights into the Mets
and Howie's descriptions of the World Series years of 69 and 86
were fun to relive. Overall, I would say it was a good read, just not
what I expected when I purchased it.
The book is a quick and good read. I was done in about an hour. I wasn't as interested in Howie's recaps of particular games because I still remember them. They seemed like filler to me and I skimmed them quickly. The most interesting parts of the book are when he gives readers a little more insight into his behind-the-scenes interactions with players and managers.