By David Bagdade

ISBN-10: 1456342452

ISBN-13: 9781456342456

Casey Stengel, supervisor of the 1962 manhattan Mets, had this to assert approximately his group: “I been during this video game 100 years yet I see new how you can lose I by no means knew existed before.” even though the 1962 Mets have been the worst baseball staff of the trendy period, they continue to be the most cherished groups of any period. tales concerning the unique Mets became mythical and feature been handed down in the course of the generations. unusually, notwithstanding, there hasn't ever been a finished literary paintings committed exclusively to the unique Mets. Now comes "A 12 months in Mudville," an oral background of the unique Mets, informed during the phrases of these who participated in, or witnessed, the occasions of that mythical season. This booklet examines how and why the staff used to be created, the folk concerned with the 1st season (not purely avid gamers, yet officers, broadcasters and fans), and why the unique Mets are this type of interesting subject greater than 4 a long time after their debut season. as with every oral historical past, "A yr in Mudville" relies seriously at the real phrases of the members derived from quite a few interviews with avid gamers, lovers and reporters who lined the crew. "A 12 months in Mudville" not just collects almost all identified anecdotes about the unique Mets, it additionally includes many tales by no means sooner than advised in print, in addition to checking out the myths and legends surrounding the workforce.

"A yr in Mudville" will make a great addition to the gathering of any baseball fan in addition to a person who recalls and loves the unique Mets.

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