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By David Bagdade

ISBN-10: 1456342452

ISBN-13: 9781456342456

Casey Stengel, supervisor of the 1962 big apple Mets, had this to assert approximately his workforce: “I been during this video game 100 years yet I see new how you can lose I by no means knew existed before.” even if the 1962 Mets have been the worst baseball workforce of the fashionable period, they continue to be essentially the most liked groups of any period. tales in regards to the unique Mets became mythical and feature been handed down during the generations. unusually, although, there hasn't ever been a accomplished literary paintings committed completely to the unique Mets. Now comes "A 12 months in Mudville," an oral heritage of the unique Mets, advised 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 basically gamers, yet officers, broadcasters and fans), and why the unique Mets are this type of interesting subject greater than 4 many years after their debut season. as with every oral background, "A 12 months in Mudville" relies seriously at the real phrases of the members derived from a variety of interviews with gamers, lovers and reporters who lined the group. "A 12 months in Mudville" not just collects nearly all identified anecdotes about the unique Mets, it additionally comprises many tales by no means prior to advised in print, in addition to checking out the myths and legends surrounding the staff.

"A yr in Mudville" will make an outstanding addition to the gathering of any baseball fan in addition to someone who recollects and loves the unique Mets.

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