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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.
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).
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|The Original New York Metropolitans||p. 1|
|The Emotions of the Giant Fans||p. 8|
|Yonkel! Yonkel!||p. 18|
|Leo Switches Sides||p. 30|
|Willie Mays and Other Miracles||p. 35|
|New York's Golden Age||p. 49|
|Rumblings, Departure, and the Void||p. 54|
|Bill Shea Performs a Miracle||p. 64|
|Mrs. Payson Hires George Weiss||p. 86|
|The Return of the Old Perfessor||p. 101|
|A Shortage of Talent||p. 114|
|Hot Rod||p. 119|
|Ron Hunt||p. 138|
|Kings of Queens||p. 153|
|Tom Terrific||p. 186|
|Gil's Kids||p. 193|
|Gil's Untimely Demise||p. 267|
|Yogi Takes Over||p. 278|
|Willie's Return||p. 289|
|"Ya Gotta Believe"||p. 302|
|The Miracle Mets||p. 307|
|The Seaver Fiasco||p. 318|
|Into the Abyss||p. 336|
|Doubleday and Wilpon Rebuild||p. 358|
|Darryl and Keith||p. 378|
|Davey and Doc||p. 391|
|Darryl and Keith II||p. 408|
|The Kid||p. 413|
|Edged Out||p. 436|
|A Runaway Pennant||p. 445|
|Drama in Houston||p. 459|
|Miracle of Miracles||p. 472|
|Rum and Coke||p. 496|
|A Division Title||p. 513|
|The End of An Era||p. 526|
|Darryl Twists in the Wind||p. 543|
|Free Fall||p. 551|
|Al and Mike||p. 565|
|Playoff Bound--Barely||p. 579|
|The Cardiac Kids||p. 590|
|Wild Card Winners||p. 601|
|A Pennant--At Last||p. 613|
|A Subway Series||p. 619|
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