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This is the first team history of the New York Metsor any other teamto be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets by the Numbers uses jersey numbers to tell the little storiesthe ones the fans loveof the team and its players.
This newly revised edition is a catalog of the more than 700 Mets who have played since 1962, but it is far from just a list of No. 18s and 41s. Mets by the Numbers celebrates the team’s greatest players, critiques numbers that have failed to attract talent, and singles out particularly productive numbers, and numbers that had really big nights.
With coverage of superstitions, prolific jersey-wearers, the ever-changing Mets uniform, and significant Mets numbers not associated with uniforms, this book is a fascinating alternative history of the Amazin’s.
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Sports Publishing; June 2016
- ISBN 9781613218860
- Read online
- Title: Mets by the Numbers
- Author: Jon Springer; Matthew Silverman (other); Howie Rose (other)
Imprint: Sports Publishing
In The Press
An absolute must-have for an Met fan. Unlike Rey Ordoñez, Jeff Duncan, and Shingo Takatsu, Mets by the Numbers is a perfect 10. In the spirit of Mookie Wilson (and Lute Barnes, Sergie Ferrer, and Chuckie CArr), authors Jon Springer and Matthew Silverman are No. 1 when it comes to delving deep into Met digits. Somewhere, George Foster (15), Tito Navarro (36), and Mac Scarce (44) are smiling.”—Jeff Pearlman, Author of the New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won
About The Author
Jon Springer founded and operates the acclaimed Mets by the Numbers website www.mbtn.net.
Matthew Silverman is the coauthor of Cubs by the Numbers (with Al Yellon and Kasey Ignarski), Red Sox by the Numbers (with Bill Nowlin), and Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez). And he is the author of Mets Essential, Baseball Miscellany, and 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.