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Amazin': The Miraculous History of New York's Most Beloved Baseball Team

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
From Tom Seaver to Gary Carter, Ron Swoboda to Al Leiter, from the team's inception to the current day, the New York Mets' road to success has been a rutted and furrowed path. Now, with the help of New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock, the complete story of one of the most controversial teams in baseball history comes to life. Told from the voices of the men w ...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2002)
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Erik
Mar 04, 2009 rated it liked it
I have previously read Golenbock's history of the New York Yankees (Dynasty) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (Bums). Sadly, Amazin' did not live up to the standards of those two fine books. Amazin' begins with an late 1800s team called the New York Metropolitans. That team has no connection with the current Mets and is only mentioned because they shared a name. Next, Golenbock gives a 100 page history of both the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. Now, the link between the departure of these two tea ...more
Brian
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A must read for any fan of the New York Metropolitans. If you're an original fan from the 60's, then it's a good way to remember the early pain and joys (1969 & 1973). If you're like me and joined in the 80's, then you can learn about those wonderful mid to late 70's teams that made the crazy 80's possible. But if you joined from the 90's on then it's a great way to see what agony & madness you signed up for.
Daniel Brown
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was very interesting and informative about my favorite team. I liked the honest statements in the interviews with former players or people linked to the history, especially Swaboda, Gooden and Strawberry. I just wished more people had input that I could've read. Overall though, it was very good.
Ron Kaplan
Jun 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Mets,oral history,history
Ron Kaplan
Mets,oral history,history
Karl Paul
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This Book gives the account of 50 years of the New York Mets. This is a must for all Die-Hard Mets Fans!
Brian Stark
Mar 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You have to ask why this is a five star book?
Douglas Graney
Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Mets fans will love this. I enjoyed it.
William Herbst
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
A decent overview of moments of Mets history told through interviews with key figures in various eras. Don't look for anything comprehensive here though.
Angela
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Golenbock grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and in 1963 graduated St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut. His heroes were Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford. One day in the local library he discovered the book, The New York Yankees: An Informal History by Frank Graham ( G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1943) and it made a strong impression on him.''

Golenbock graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the N
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