100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

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9781600784248: 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

With trivia boxes, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Mets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Mets covers Robin Ventura's 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall.

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Most Mets fans have taken in a game or two at Shea, have seen the highlights of Game 6, and have heard the story of the '69 Miracle Mets. But only real fans realize that a smudge of shoe polish helped the team win their first world championship, know where the best place to sit in Shea's upper deck is, can recite the team's starting lineup in their inaugural season, or have visited the Mets Hall of Fame.

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the New York Mets. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Tom Terrific or a recent supporter of Reyes, Wright, and the "New Mets," these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Acclaimed author Matthew Silverman has collected every essential piece of Mets knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

As the Mets prepare to leave Shea for their new digs across the street at Citi Field, 100 Things will guide you through all the places to sit and see in the old ballpark before it goes the way of the dinosaur. Never watched a game from the loge or checked out the Diamond Club? 2008 marks your last chance, and 100 Things is your must-have guide to the do's and don'ts.

Whether you're a lifelong fan, a youngster following in his or her parents' footsteps, or the significant other of a diehard fan about to be adopted into the Mets family, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect how-to guide to being a real fan.

About the Author:

Matthew Silverman is the author of Mets Essential, the coauthor of Mets by the Numbers, the editor of Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia, and the coeditor of Meet the Meets and Total Mets. He also worked as the associated editor of The 2008 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia and the managing editor of The 2007 ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia, Total Football, and Total Baseball. He lives in High Falls, New York.

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