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Amazin'

The Miraculous History of New York's Most Beloved Baseball Team

Peter Golenbock

St. Martin's Griffin

From Tom Seaver to Gary Carter, Ron Swoboda to Al Leiter, from the team's inception to the current day, the New York Mets' road to success has been a rutted and furrowed path. Now, with the help of New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock, the complete story of one of the most controversial teams in baseball history comes to life. Told from the voices of the men who experienced it firsthand, this compulsively readable account gives baseball fans the inside scoop on one of baseball's most popular teams. This is the true story of a group of men who won the hearts and shattered the dreams of generations.

Utilizing dozens of personal interviews with players, coaches, fans, and sportswriters, Amazin' takes readers on a journey from the Mets' bumbling days as a new team in 1962, to their stunning World Championships in 1969 and 1986, right up through to today. In time for the fortieth anniversary of the New York Mets, Amazin' is rich with unforgettable personalities and wondrous stories both funny and poignant.
From Tom Seaver to Gary Carter, Ron Swoboda to Al Leiter, from the team's inception to the current day, the New York Mets' road to success has been a rutted and furrowed path. Now, with the help of New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock, the complete story of one of the most controversial teams in baseball history comes to life. Told from the voices of the men who experienced it firsthand, this compulsively readable account gives baseball fans the inside scoop on one of baseball's most popular teams. This is the true story of a group of men who won the hearts and shattered the dreams of generations.

Utilizing dozens of personal interviews with players, coaches, fans, and sportswriters, Amazin' takes readers on a journey from the Mets' bumbling days as a new team in 1962, to their stunning World Championships in 1969 and 1986, right up through to today. In time for the fortieth anniversary of the New York Mets, Amazin' is rich with unforgettable personalities and wondrous stories both funny and poignant.

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Praise for Amazin'

"Golenbock builds the story line from direct commentary from participants . . . and lets them carry the load with lots of color from others. To Mets fans, every syllable about '69 and '86 remains a rhapsody, so Golenbock gives those years plenty of time."—Daily News (New York)

"Between histories and anecdotes and firsthand accounts, the book has everything a Mets fan could conceivably want to know."—The Star-Ledger (Newark)

"As he did in Bums, his oral history of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Golenbock presents a chorus of voices recounting the success and notorious failures on one of the most colorful teams in baseball history . . . Golenbock includes lively testimony not only from ex-players but sports writers . . . front office personnel and regular fans. This is a delightful and painstakingly detailed trip down memory lane that Met fans win cherish."—Publishers Weekly
"Golenbock builds the story line from direct commentary from participants . . . and lets them carry the load with lots of color from others. To Mets fans, every syllable about '69 and '86 remains a rhapsody, so Golenbock gives those years plenty of time."—Daily News (New York)

"Between histories and anecdotes and firsthand accounts, the book has everything a Mets fan could conceivably want to know."—The Star-Ledger (Newark)

"As he did in Bums, his oral history of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Golenbock presents a chorus of voices recounting the success and notorious failures on one of the most colorful teams in baseball history . . . Golenbock includes lively testimony not only from ex-players but sports writers . . . front office personnel and regular fans. This is a delightful and painstakingly detailed trip down memory lane that Met fans win cherish."—Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Peter Golenbock

  • Peter Golenbock is the New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of seventeen books, including Wrigleyville; Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin; Bums; Dynasty; The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle); Number 1 (with Billy Martin); and Balls (with Graig Nettles).
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Amazin'

The Miraculous History of New York's Most Beloved Baseball Team

Peter Golenbock

  • Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Griffin

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