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The 1969 Miracle Mets: The Improbable Story of the World's Greatest Underdog Team

Steven Travers

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ISBN 10: 1599214105 / ISBN 13: 9781599214108
Published by Lyons Press, 2009
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The 1969 Miracle Mets: The Improbable Story ...

Publisher: Lyons Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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THE 1969 MIRACLE METS is a retrospective of the 1969 season and World Series championship of the "Amazin Mets", scheduled for March 2009 publication to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1969 miracle season, a seminal event in baseball and New York history. The Mets' new stadium as well as the new Yankee Stadium are due to open at that time, and the city will be awash in baseball fever.

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In the 1977 movie Oh, God!, George Burns, playing the deity, is asked to prove his divinity by performing a miracle. Burns replies, “The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.”
This book is a riveting account of the single most impossible, unbelievable, and wonderful sports story of all time—the 1969 “Amazin’ Mets” and their incredible spring, summer, and fall as they went on to capture the World Series. But it does much more than simply recount how the worst sports franchise ascended to greatness in a few short months. The 1969 Miracle Mets is a story of tumultuous times. Against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and a New York City in disarray, the Mets proved to be a metaphor for a changing America and, in retrospect, the catapult for the eventual comeback of a battered-yet-unbowed metropolis.
One hero of this story is, of course, Tom Seaver. At the age of twenty-four, at the start of what would be a remarkable Major League career, he pitched his team to victory in 1969. Seaver represents the crux of what makes this book so unique, so compelling, such a nostalgic memory of a town, a team, and a time that is no more.
And yet this is not a book about one superstar, but about an entire team that ascended to the heights. Tom Seaver and his teammates come alive in these pages as the final symbols of an innocent age, an age when the greatest icons in American culture—New York sports heroes—mounted the stage in awesome splendor, before Watergate, before free agency, before the
mercenaries took over.

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