Download e-book for iPad: A Year in Mudville: An Oral History of the Original Mets by David Bagdade

By David Bagdade

ISBN-10: 1456342452

ISBN-13: 9781456342456

Casey Stengel, supervisor of the 1962 big apple Mets, had this to assert approximately his staff: “I been during this video game 100 years yet I see new how one can lose I by no means knew existed before.” even if the 1962 Mets have been the worst baseball crew of the trendy period, they continue to be some of the most loved groups of any period. tales in regards to the unique Mets became mythical and feature been handed down in the course of the generations. unusually, notwithstanding, there hasn't ever been a accomplished literary paintings committed exclusively to the unique Mets. Now comes "A yr in Mudville," an oral background of the unique Mets, advised during the phrases of these who participated in, or witnessed, the occasions of that mythical season. This booklet examines how and why the crew used to be created, the folks concerned with the 1st season (not merely avid gamers, yet officers, broadcasters and fans), and why the unique Mets are any such attention-grabbing subject greater than 4 many years after their debut season. as with every oral historical past, "A yr in Mudville" relies seriously at the genuine phrases of the individuals derived from various interviews with avid gamers, fanatics and reporters who lined the crew. "A 12 months in Mudville" not just collects almost all identified anecdotes in regards to the unique Mets, it additionally includes many tales by no means earlier than advised in print, in addition to checking out the myths and legends surrounding the group.

"A yr in Mudville" will make a good addition to the gathering of any baseball fan in addition to a person who recalls and loves the unique Mets.

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