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100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Matthew Silverman
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All fans want to see their team win a World Series in their lifetime. It's the most exultant experience any baseball fan can have. But being a fan is about more than watching your team win the World Series. This new series will help baseball fans get the most out of being a fan. It takes years of franchise history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every living and breathing fan should know without hesitation. Numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls all highlight the list of 100. Knowledge and memory are an important part of the fabric of being a fan. So are experiences. 100 Things also includes things baseball fans should actually see and do before they join their heroes at the Pearly Gates. This book contains numerous tips and suggestions for enjoying being a fan on a different, more involved, level. No fan should go to the grave without knowing what's really important about his or her team. No fan would want to. That's why the 100 Things series will he irresistible to baseball fans of every kind.
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.
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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