New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History
Description: New York Mets fans may not know what to expect on the field this season, but with Matthew Silverman’s incredibly rich NEW YORK METS: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, they can relive the first five decades of a team that has had incredible highs and lows. Silverman, a long time Mets fan, blogger, and writer, explores the team’s history, captures fifty years of memorable moments, identifies the top fifty players ever to don the Mets uniform, includes season-by-season recaps, and profiles players, managers, and assorted characters, as well as sharing behind-the-scenes stories and shenanigans. “I really wanted to put together something that went beyond the average Mets history and wasn’t just a recital of facts like the media guide or a collection of photos like the yearbooks have become,” says Silverman. So starting at the beginning, Silverman reminds readers what William Shea did to bring a team to New York when the Dodgers and Giants abandoned the city, and then decade by decade he shares the intimate details of each season. From A to Z, Benny Agbayni and Tommie Agee to Todd Zeile and Don Zimmer, this elaborate and beautiful book touches all bases. Complemented by more than 300 photographs of players, game scenes, stadiums, fans, bobblehead dolls, programs, scorecards, and other assorted memorabilia, as well as an appendix of the New York Mets all-time records, NEW YORK METS: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, is the book every Mets fan will want to own.