When the Dodgers and Giants departed for California, leaving the Yankees as the only ball club in town, New York needed another baseball team to root for. What they got was the Mets. Janet Paskin showcases some of the great stories behind the inaugural Mets season, which saw the team lose 120 games, still a modern baseball record. Mark Turetsky's genial, easy-going demeanor enhances these tales of owner Joan Whitney Payson, manager Casey Stengel, and the hapless but colorful players who comprised the first Mets roster. Paskin's collection is a complete and often hilarious history of baseball's most lovable losers.
The most memorable stories from the dawn of a franchise born 50 years ago - newly updated!
Tales from the 1962 New York Mets Dugout chronicles the adventures, mishaps, and unforgettable stories as the New York Mets burst onto the baseball scene. From the team’s first win, in its 10th game of the season, to its last loss, which ended with the Mets grounding into a triple play, Tales from the 1962 New York Mets Dugout recaptures that spectacle of a season, with stories from those who lost and lived to tell the tale. A must-have for any baseball fan!