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As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team’s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; the greatest players; the most thrilling wins and most excruciating losses; the most memorable and forgettable teams in franchise history; and even a guide to appreciating the Mets, including tips on spring training as well as the best sports bars to see the Mets on TV without having to fight for the remote. Sidebars relating Mets lore (i.e., Jerry Seinfeld’s obsession with Keith Hernandez), colorful Mets characters (both players and fans alike), and stats on the best and worst of all things Mets further add to this celebration of the first fifty years of New York’s most Amazin’ and frustrating sports franchise.

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review by . January 09, 2012
Being a huge baseball fan and following the Mets since the mid-1960's I was glad to get an advance copy of this book. It is not the normal fare in that the first 24 pages has a summary of the Mets' 50 year history followed by a series of lists (50 best Mets Players, Best Mets Teams, Best Mets Games, and even the Best Mets Activities (Bars to go to, road trips with the team, etc.).      Having read the book, I would have preferred a much more detailed history of the team …
Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York's Most Agonizingly Amazin' Team
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