The Mets (HB)

The Mets (HB)

Ref No: 9781584799146

Details: Author: New York Daily News

Type: Books

Price: £25.99

2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the amazin' NY Mets, and ABRAMS and "The New York Daily News" have teamed up to create the definitive 50th anniversary book for fans. In 1962, the New York Mets stepped in to fill the void left by the exodus of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers - an impossible task for any expansion team, but especially for this band of lovable losers in a city spoiled by the success of the New York Yankees. The Mets' were embarrassingly inept in their early years. But in 1969, the Miracle Mets shocked the world, defeating the Baltimore Orioles in five games in the World Series. Then, in 1986, the Mets 'bad boys' pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks in sports history when they defeated the cursed Boston Red Sox to win the Mets' second world championship. And in 2000, the Amazin' Mets fought their way into a Subway Series showdown with the cross-town rival Yankees. Along the way, the cast of characters, both Hall of Famers and underachievers, has rarely failed to entertain. This fascinating narrative by beat writers Andy Martino and Anthony McCarron, combined with more than 200 of "The Daily News'" greatest Mets images and a fantastic foreword by Ron Darling, will make this the must-have book for fans of this lovable and one-of-a-kind team. Ya gotta believe!

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