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|Author||: Ron Darling,Daniel Paisner|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
New York Times Bestseller Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as his team finds a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remember seasons in Major League Baseball history. Working once again with New York Times best-selling collaborator Daniel Paisner, who teamed with the former All-Star pitcher on his acclaimed 2009 memoir Game 7, 1986, Darling offers a book for the thinking baseball fan, a chance to reflect on what it means to compete at the game's highest level, with everything on the line.
|Author||: Ron Darling,Daniel Paisner|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
New York Times Bestseller Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling, and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remembered seasons in Major League Baseball history. Working once again with New York Times best-selling collaborator Daniel Paisner, who teamed with the former All-Star pitcher on his acclaimed 2009 memoir, "The Complete Game," Darling offers a book for the thinking baseball fan, a chance to reflect on what it means to compete at the game's highest level, with everything on the line.
|Author||: Curt Menefee,Michael Arkush|
A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat—those on the flip side of an epic triumph—and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player—Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth; Christian Laettner’s famous buzzer beating shot in the NCAA tournament for Duke. Yet lost are the stories on the other side of these history-making moments, the athletes who experienced not transcendent glory but crushing disappointment: the cornerback who missed the tackle on the big touchdown; the relief pitcher who lost the series; the world-record holding Olympian who fell on the ice. In Losing Isn’t Everything, famed sportscaster Curt Menefee, joined by bestselling writer Michael Arkush, examines a range of signature "disappointments" from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means—months, years, or decades later—to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself. Telling the losing stories behind such famous moments as the Patriots’ Rodney Harrison guarding the Giants' David Tyree during the "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII, Mary Decker’s fall in the 1984 Olympic 1500m, and Craig Ehlo who gave up "The Shot" to Michael Jordan in the 1989 NBA playoffs, Menefee examines the legacy of the hardest loses, revealing the unique path that athletes have to walk after they lose on their sport’s biggest stage. Shedding new light some of the most accepted scapegoat stories in the sports cannon, he also revisits both the Baltimore Colts' loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III, as well as the Red Sox loss in the 1986 World Series, showing why, despite years of humiliation, it might not be all Bill Buckner's fault. Illustrated with sixteen pages of color photos, this considered and compassionate study offers invaluable lessons about pain, resilience, disappointment, remorse, and acceptance that can help us look at our lives and ourselves in a profound new way.
|Author||: Jason D. Antos|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Rising among the factories and body shops off Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, Shea Stadium has been the setting for many of the game's greatest moments. From its opening in 1964 for the World's Fair to the unforgettable Beatles' concert to the 1969 Miracle Mets, this book covers the history of Shea Stadium through its inception and up to the creation of the new modern-day Citi Field, which the Mets will call home in 2009.
|Author||: Stuart Miller|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
New York City sports history, like the city itself, is noisy, confident, and endlessly fascinating. This is the city where Joe Louis struck a blow against the Nazis, where major league baseball was integrated, and where marathons and professional tennis came into their own. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports, Updated Edition, recounts New York’s greatest sporting moments, from Jackie Robinson integrating baseball to the Ali-Frazier fight to the New York Giants stunning the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. It covers dramatic sporting events involving the likes of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Reggie Jackson, Dr. J, Joe Namath, and many more. This updated edition features a new, chronological approach to highlight the remarkable history and development of sports in the city and the nation. It also includes many new moments, an updated ranking, and a single list that incorporates events that took place outside the city but involved New York teams. Pick a sport—baseball, football, basketball, boxing, tennis—and in every case New York has had front-row seats for the sport’s major developments and most memorable events. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports illuminates how important sports are to the life of New York and the city’s preeminent place in American sports history. It’s about all the “firsts” that occurred here, the many titles that have been won, and all the drama in between.
|Author||: Devin Gordon|
The Mets lose when they should win. They win when they should lose. And when it comes to being the worst, no team in sports has ever done it better than the Mets. In So Many Ways to Lose, author and lifelong Mets fan Devin Gordon sifts through the detritus of Queens for a baseball history like no other. Remember the time the Mets lost an All-Star after he got charged by a wild boar? Or the time they blew a six-run ninth-inning lead at the peak of a pennant race? Or the time they fired their manager before he ever managed a game? Sure you do. It was only two years ago, and it was all in the same season. The Mets have an unrivaled gift for getting it backward, doing the impossible, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, and then snatching defeat right back again. And yet, just ask any Mets fan: amazing and/or miraculous postseason runs are as much a part of our team's identity as losing 120 games in 1962. The DNA of seasons like 1969, the original Miracle Mets, and the 1973 “Ya Gotta Believe” Mets, who went from last place to Game 7 of the World Series in two months, and the powerhouse 1986 Mets, has encoded in us this hapless instinct that a reversal of fortune is always possible. It’s happened before. It’s kind of our thing. And now we've got Steve Cohen's hedge-fund billions to play with! What could go wrong? In this hilarious history of the Mets and love letter to the art of disaster, Devin Gordon presents baseball the way it really is, not in the wistful sepia tones we've come to expect from other sportswriters. Along the way, he explains the difference between being bad and being gifted at losing, and why this distinction holds the key to understanding the true amazin’ magic of the New York Mets.
|Author||: Jeff Pearlman|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Once upon a time, twenty-four grown men would play baseball together, eat together, carouse together, and brawl together. Alas, those hard-partying warriors have been replaced by GameBoy-obsessed, laptop-carrying, corporate soldiers who would rather punch a clock than a drinking buddy. But it wasn't always this way ... In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankess were the second-best team in New York. So it was in 1986, when the New York Mets -- the last of baseball's live-like-rock-star teams -- won the World Series and captured the hearts (and other select body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin's won 108 regular-season games, while leaving a wide trail of wreckage in their wake -- hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the eternally cursed Boston Red Sox. With an unforgettable cast of characters -- Doc, Straw, the Kid, Nails, Mex, and manager Davey Johnson (as well as innumerable groupies) -- The Bad Guys Won immortalizes baseball's last great wild bunch of explores what could have been, what should have been, and thanks to a tragic dismantling of the club, what never was.
|Author||: Matthew Cerrone,David Wright|
|Editor||: Triumph Books|
Every New York Mets fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around New York. From singing "Meet the Mets" to running the old Shea Stadium bases, author Matthew Cerrone provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Citi Field. But not every experience requires a trip to Queens; long-distance Mets fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Mets from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List.
|Author||: Brian Wright,Bill Nowlin|
|Editor||: Society for American Baseball Research|
The Mets are a team known for warming hearts one day and breaking them the next. Nothing has ever come easy for the National League's third franchise in New York. Even the miraculous championship year of 1969 didn't occur without seven preceding years of futility. And in the dominant 1986 regular season, the road to an expected World Series title didn't happen without gut-wrenching, precipice-of-defeat dramatics in the playoffs. There have been fair measures of wondrous and woeful in the franchise's history, but this book's 57 game summaries-coinciding with the number of Mets years through 2018-are strictly for the eternal optimist. All, with the exception of one valiant defeat, end in triumph for the orange and blue. The selection process for these games involved various criteria including the time in the season, the dramatic level, and the impact in shaping franchise history. The games are recounted here thanks to the combined efforts of 32 SABR members. They run the gamut of the team's lifespan, beginning with its very first victory in April 1962 at Forbes Field, running through Tom Seaver's "Imperfect Game" in July '69 and the unforgettable Game Sixes in October '86, the "Grand Slam Single" in the 1999 NLCS, then concluding with extra-inning heroics in September 2016 at Citi Field that helped ensure a wild-card berth. April 23, 1962: Mets First Victory Tony Valley June 26, 1963: Tim Harkness Game-Winning Slam Alan Raylesberg May 31, 1964: Longest Doubleheader Alan Cohen July 9, 1969: Seaver's Near-Perfect Game Alan Raylesberg September 15, 1969: Swoboda Is Carlton's Achilles Heel Richard A. Cuicchi October 15, 1969: Seaver/Swoboda Beat Baltimore Thomas J. Brown Jr. October 16, 1969: First Expansion Team to Win a World Series Thomas J. Brown Jr. April 22, 1970: Seaver Strikes Out 19 Batters Thomas J. Brown Jr. May 14, 1972: Willie Mays Homers in Mets Debut Kevin Larkin September 2, 1972: The Kind of a Night You Dream About Irv Goldfarb September 20, 1973: All the Good Bounces Brian Wright October 10, 1973: Ya Gotta Believe Steven C. Weiner October 14, 1973: Say Hey One Last Time Frederick C. Bush October 18, 1973: Koosman, McGraw Shutout Takes Series Frederick C. Bush June 14, 1980: The Steve Henderson Game Tom Cuggino April 5, 1983: Tom Seaver's Return Bruce Slutsky September 7, 1984: Dwight Gooden One-Hits Cubs Joseph Wancho April 9, 1985: Gary Carter HR Debut Bruce Slutsky July 4, 1985: Fire(works) & Rain Brian Wright September 12, 1985: Hernandez Walk-Off Joseph Wancho October 1, 1985: Strawberry's 11th-Inning Wallop Richard A. Cuicchi July 22, 1986: Extra-Inning Slugfest w/Brawl & Home Run Michael Huber 23 October 11, 1986: Dykstra's Homer Ends G3 NLCS Rory Costello October 14, 1986: Carter's Single Wins G5 NLCS Rory Costello October 15, 1986: 16-inning Battle for Pennant Rory Costello October 25, 1986: Buckner Error Matthew Silverman October 27, 1986: Game Seven Matthew Silverman August 11, 1988: McReynolds' Grand Slam Brian M. Frank October 4, 1988: Mets Steal G1 of NLCS Paul Hofmann October 8, 1988: Mets Beat Dodgers, Weather Tara Krieger July 25, 1990: Mets Survive Six-Run Ninth Michael Huber July 28, 1993: Walk-off Ends Young's 27-game Losing Streak Kevin Larkin June 16, 1997: First Regular-Season with the Yankees Bruce Slutsky September 13, 1997: Not Quite Dead Steven C. Weiner September 16, 1998: Piazza, Hundley Homer Mike Wuest July 10, 1999: Walk-Off Win vs. Mariano Rivera Kevin Larkin October 3, 1999: Win or Go Home: Rinse, Repeat Seth Moland-Kovash October 5, 1999: Back From the Brink Joel Rippel October 9, 1999: Journeyman Todd Pratt Slams Mets into NLCS Cosme Vivanco October 17, 1999: Five Hours and 46 Minutes Brian Wright October 19, 1999: Walk-Off Walk in NLCS Jack Zerby and many more including the 2000 "Subway Series" and the 2016 postseason.
|Author||: Roger Sipe|
|Editor||: Teacher Created Materials|
Although losing a sports match is never easy, losing teaches players valuable lessons. These lessons build sportsmanship and character, and challenge players to try even harder. At the end of the day, it does not matter whether you win or lose so long as you try your best. Read the inspirational stories of historic wins and losses from sports history with this full-color informational text that examines sportsmanship! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!
|Author||: Bill Chuck,Jim Kaplan|
|Editor||: ACTA Publications|
Many of baseball¿s most memorable moments come from endings, otherwise known as ¿last licks.¿ But even the most celebrated last licks have aspects fans are not aware of. Indeed, there is no end to the anecdotes, humor and trivia associated with last licks. Some of the final acts described in this book include:Summary and analysis of some of the great postseason finishes, including:¿Bobby Thompson¿s ¿Shot Heard `Round the World¿ in the 1951 playoffs¿Dave Roberts steal of second base in Game Four of the 2004 ALCSA comprehensive list of every perfect game thrown in Major League History and analysis of the most impressive streaks, including:¿Joe DiMaggio¿s 56-game hitting streak¿Darren Lewis¿ streak of 369 errorless gamesGreat last moments in some of the most famous stadiums in history, including Old Comiskey, Crosley Field and the Polo Grounds. Eulogies and career statistics for ballplayers who passed before their time, including Urban Shocker, Roberto Clemente and the recent tragedy of Josh Hancock.Heroic, and not-so-heroic endings to Hall of Fame careers, including:¿Rogers Hornsby¿s career-ending, walk-off grand slam in 1922¿Ted Williams¿ scandalous final at-bat in 1960, a towering home run to center field that ended when Williams refused a curtain call for the 11,000 fans in attendanceContains box scores, line scores, career statistics and photos for some of the greatest games and players in MLB history. A must-have for any baseball library.
|Author||: K. Michael Gaschnitz|
The Edmonton Oilers have been one of the most successful and exciting hockey teams during the last twenty years. Led in their glory days by Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, and Grant Fuhr, it is not surprising that the Oilers won five Stanley Cups in seven years. This work is a history of the Edmonton Oilers from 1979, the year the team joined the National Hockey League, through the 2000-2001 season. The first part details each of the Oilers’ seasons and provides complete regular and postseason scoring and goal-tending statistics for each season. The second part presents an alphabetical listing of every player to wear an Oilers uniform and his statistics while playing for the team. There are also sections on the Oilers’ seven years in the World Hockey Association before joining the NHL, team transactions, drafts, player awards, team milestones and records, summaries of all five of the Stanley Cup–winning games, and the Sky Reach Center, home of the Oilers.
|Author||: David L. Porter|
|Editor||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
The sixth volume of the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, this supplement includes entries on 616 major figures in baseball, football, basketball, and other sports.
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Matt Harvey is getting healthy. The young pitching staff looks ready from prime time. Even Mr. Met is holding his head a little higher these days. This eBook Gift Set is the just the thing every Mets fan needs. Each book highlights only the best of the Mets throughout baseball history. This set includes Amazing Mets Trivia, Mets Fan's Little Book of Wisdom, and Best Mets. From trivia to tips and best-kept secrets, these books are fast paced and exciting (even when the team wasn't).
|Author||: Ron Darling|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
New York Times Bestseller This is New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America’s game to the men who played it. In 108 Stitches, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Darling offers his own take on the "six degrees of separation" game and knits together wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime. Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling's reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other early twentieth-century greats. Like the 108 stitches on a baseball, Darling's experiences are interwoven with every athlete who has ever played, every coach or manager who ever sat in a dugout, and every fan who ever played hooky from work or school to sit in the bleachers for a day game. Darling's anecdotes come together to tell the story of his time in the game, and the story of the game itself.
|Author||: Martin Gitlin|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
From their ignominious 40-120 debut in 1962, to the "Miracle Mets" of the shocking 1969 season, to the teams of Darryl Strawberry, David Wright, and Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets have in nearly sixty years become the city's other beloved baseball franchise, with its fan base stretching well beyond the New York suburbs. The Mets' rich history is told in over two dozen engaging chapters celebrating the highlights, as well as the low lights, of baseball's most lovable team--win or lose.