Game of My Life New York Mets.pdf

Game of My Life New York Mets.pdf


This new addition to the Game of My Life series takes a personal look inside some of the biggest moments of the Mets' greatest and most beloved players, from journeymen to superstars, as the Mets morphed from a dismal expansion team in 1962 to World Series Champions in 1969 and 1986 and then back to basement dwellers before meeting the Yankees in the 2000 Subway Series. Fan favorite Ron Swoboda recounts making The Catch. Infielder Wally Backman relives the many highs of playing on the '86 Mets as they marched to a championship. All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo describes going six-for-six, including three home runs, in one of the most dominating offensive games in baseball history. Right-hander Bobby Jones relates his thoughts on pitching the most dominating postseason game in Mets' history, when he threw a one-hit shutout to clinch the 2000 National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. Current infielder Daniel Murphy shares his thoughts on his young career with the Mets and the difficulties of playing in New York, as well as describing the best game of his young career. Author Michael Garry, a longtime Mets fan, also includes anecdotes on Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza, and David Wright, amongst others.

Michael Garry is a business, technology, and environmental writer with a thirty-year track record. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of MIT with a degree in political science, he also has a passion for sports, music, humor writing, and politics. He recently combined his love of baseball with his business writing when he interviewed Darryl Strawberry at a supermarket in an underserved part of the Bronx, New York, that the former Mets star was supporting.


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