Jimmy Breslins nostalgic, rollicking look back at the worst baseball team in history
Five years after the Dodgers and Giants fled New York for California, the citys National League fans were offered salvation in the shape of the New York Mets: an expansion team who, in the spring of 1962, attempted to play something resembling the sport of baseball.
Helmed by the sagacious Casey Stengel and staffed by the leagues detritus, the new Mets played 162 games and lost 120 of them, making them statistically the worst team in the sports modern history. Its possible they were even worse than that. Starring such legends as Marvin Throneberrya first baseman so inept that his nickname had to be "Marvelous"the Mets lost with swashbuckling panache. In an era when the fun seemed to have gone out of sports, the Mets came to life in a blaze of delightful, awe-inspiring ineptitude. They may have been losers, but a team this awful deserves to be remembered as legends.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors personal collection.