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Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star

Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star (Hardback)

By Prince, Greg W.

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A franchise and fan base in perpetual search of validation finally had its ticket punched as 2016 dawned. Mike Piazza, who held records in one hand and a city s rapt attention in the other, gained election to the Hall of Fame. Within weeks of this long-awaited announcement, the b...allclub with whom he chose to cast his eternal lot, the New York Mets, made a date to retire his number. In Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star, Greg W. Princecocreator of Faith and Fear in Flushing, the blog for Mets fans who like to read, and author of Amazin Again, the story of the 2015 National League championsexplores the parallel paths Piazza and the Mets set out on in the early 1990s and how their individual journeys merged into a mutual quest for transcendence. From marriage of convenience to lifetime bond to a state of baseball grace reached only once before in team history, Piazza examines how the stranger from Los Angeles became New York s favorite son and why Mets fans continued to rally to Piazza s cause years after he took his final swing for them.
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ISBN 9781683580072
Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781683580072
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Sports Publishing LLC
Released 14 Mar 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Prince, Greg W.
Category Sports Teams & Clubs
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 796.3570973
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade