The Original Mr. Met Remembers: When the Miracle Began (Hardcover)

Author: Reilly, Dan

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In 1964, Dan Reilly landed the dream job of every New York Mets fan. Pulled from his humble position in Shea Stadium''s ticket office to become the Mets'' mascot-and Major League Baseball''s first official mascot-Reilly donned the baseball-shaped, papier-m ch head of Mr. Met and began a career rubbing elbows with some of the game''s most illustrious players. "The Original Mr. Met Remembers" is packed with never-before-told anecdotes, detailed team history, and intimate glimpses of players on and off the field. With a cast of characters that include the inimitable Casey Stengel, the bumbling Marv Throneberry, and Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, Reilly delivers a rollicking ride from the Mets'' celebrated first season in 1962 to their unexpected and thrilling 1969 World Series victory.

A must-read for baseball fans and sports historians alike, "The Original Mr. Met Remembers" recalls America''s favorite pastime in all its glory, and is a devoted fan''s personal tribute to one of New York''s most celebrated teams.

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Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595700820
SKU 206518070
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0595700829
Release Date 11/19/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0140
Publisher iUniverse

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