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              Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens
               

              Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens (Hardback)

              By Prince, Greg W.; Foreword by Rose, Howie

              They were coming off a seemingly endless string of losing records. They were considered years away from legitimate contention. They were derided and disregarded as a matter of course. But in 2015 the New York Mets changed their course and changed their story. The result was the b...est kind of amazin . Against all expectations, these Mets surged from the starting gate, hung tough when adversity threatened to overwhelm their budding chances, and fortified themselves for a stretch drive few could have foreseen. In short order, they proceeded to capture a division title, raise a pennant, and lay claim to the heart of their city.With an unforgettable cast of characters including Matt Harvey, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes, and Daniel Murphy, the tale of the 2015 National League champion New York Mets is told for the ages in Amazin Again. Author Greg Princecocreator of Faith and Fear in Flushing, the blog that has distilled the heart and soul of Mets fandom for more than a decadetraces the trajectory of this championship season, from its roots in a long-ago amateur draft to its climax within the cauldron of Citi Field s first World Series. In between, Prince re-creates the emotions of a year that culminated in the Mets making New York their kind of town once again.
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              ISBN 9781613219454
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2016
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets

              Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets (Hardback)

              By Prince, Greg W.; Foreword by Cohen, Gary; Fry, Jason

              The New York Mets fan is an Amazin creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg Prince s Faith and Fear In Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations of an endlessly fascinating if...

              ISBN 9781602396814
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              Mount Rushmore of the New York Mets: The Best Players by Decade to Wear the Orange and Blue
               

              Mount Rushmore of the New York Mets: The Best Players by Decade to Wear the Orange and Blue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Topel, Brett; Foreword by Prince, Greg W.

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              Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota, is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. The face of the mountain features 60-foot heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It depicts f...our of the greatest men our country has ever known. In recent years, it has become fashionable for sports fans to select the Mount Rushmore of their franchise's history. For some franchise's, which have been around for 100+ years, it can be a daunting task. Even for younger franchises, such as the New York Mets, picking a Mount Rushmore can be a challenge. Mostly because fans always seem to favor players that they have seen play--leading older and younger fans to differ on who belongs carved on that fictional mountain in Queens. In 2015, Major League Baseball announced its decision for each team's Mount Rushmore. For the Mets, voters chose Keith Hernandez, Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, and David Wright. No one would argue that Tom Seaver is on the franchise's Mount Rushmore. He was, after all, The Franchise. Some might even argue that the Mets' Mount Rushmore is Tom Seaver four times! However, that not-withstanding, when it comes to rounding out the other three players, did MLB get it right Thankfully, Mount Rushmore of the New York Mets tackles such a question. Covering the team by decade, author Brett Topel share the best players from the team's almost sixty-year history. From Jerry Koosman and Ed Kranepool, Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, to Edgardo Alfonzo and Jose Reyes, each decade is covered, reliving the highs and lows of the Metropolitans. So whether you remember the Miracle Mets, the Amazin' run of 1986, or the almost of the 2000s, Mount Rushmore of the New York Mets breaks down the fan favorites who earned their prominence in the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium, and Citi Field.
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              ISBN 9781683584179
              Released NZ 26 Jul 2021
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              Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star

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

              By Prince, Greg W.

              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
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              Tales from the 1962 New York Mets Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Mets Inaugural Season
               

              Tales from the 1962 New York Mets Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Mets Inaugural Season (Hardback)

              By Paskin, Janet; Prince, Greg W.

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              Legendary manager Casey Stengel is featured prominently in a book recapturing the spectacle of a season where the expansion Mets set a record for losses but gained a legion of fans.

              ISBN 9781613210802
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2012
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              Series Tales from the Team
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              The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973): 50 Years of the New York Mets As Told in 500 Amazin' Wins
               

              The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973): 50 Years of the New York Mets As Told in 500 Amazin' Wins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haines, Jim; Prince, Greg W.

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              The team that's lived a life like no other finally receives the epic retelling it deserves. From the author of the beloved Mets fan memoir FAITH AND FEAR IN FLUSHING comes THE HAPPIEST RECAP, a four-volume history of the New York Mets wherein the half-century saga of baseball's m...ost Amazin' franchise unfolds through its 500 biggest, best and most magnificent on-field triumphs. First Base, the series' initial volume, commences with the birth of the Metsies in 1962, follows every step of the path that leads to their Miracle championship of 1969 and guides us through the You Gotta Believe drama of 1973. In between, we experience the Met wins in which records were set, legends were created and moments that will last forever first saw light. Relive the stories you know with a new twist. Discover the stories you've never heard. Feel once more the Met presence of Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges and Bob Murphy. Thrill to the exploits of Tom Seaver, Willie Mays and Tug McGraw. Spend a few minutes, too, with the Hooks and the Harknesses, the Hunts and the Hickmans, the MacKenzies and the Millers and the Ribants, Rustecks and Rohrs. Unlike most team histories, THE HAPPIEST RECAP views the 50-year journey of the New York Mets the way its most loving and loyal fans have: relishing all the joyous Met wins and marveling at all the memorable Met personalities.
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              ISBN 9780615655284
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2012
              Publisher Banner Day Press
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