Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers Hardcover – by Jay Horwitz
Anyone who knows Jay Horwitz knows he loves stories and has a wealth of them to share. As the beloved, longtime PR director for the New York Mets, he has witnessed and quietly shaped some of the most memorable moments … Read More
Always, Jackie Hardcover – January 21, 2020 by J. Patrick Lewis
The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in 1954—and how the two became lifelong friends.
A Whole Different Ball Game: The Sport and Business of Baseball Hardcover – June 1, 1991 by Marvin Miller
For more than a century the owners of baseball franchises conducted their business like feudal barons, with the players in the role of serfs. This situation began to change in 1966, when the Major League Baseball Players Association was formed and Marvin Miller, who had been chief economist and assistant to the president of the steelworkers’ union, became its first executive director.
The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World – November 1, 2009 by Matthew Silverman
Seven seasons after the Mets debuted with the most losses in modern baseball history, the franchise was still seen as a laughingstock, with 100-to-1 odds to win the World Series when 1969 began
Voices of the Game: The Acclaimed Chronicle of Baseball Radio and Television Broadcasting — from 1921 to the Present Paperback – January 1, 1992 by Curt Smith
Traces the history of baseball broadcasting on radio and television, and offers profiles of the top broadcasters
Wait Till Next Year – A Memoir Paperback – June 2, 1998 by Doris Kearns Goodwin
By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball.
42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story-by Ed Henry, Larry King (Foreword )
New York Times Bestseller
Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history.
Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask Hardcover – by Jon Pessah
The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 10 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history
Paperback Long Shot – by Mike Piazza-
With resolute honesty Piazza addresses the issues that swirled about him during his career: the rumor that he was gay, the infamous bat-throwing incident with Roger Clemens, and the accusations of steroid use that plagued nearly every power hitter of his era. But above all, Long Shot is the story of a superstar who rose to the top through his talent and his deep drive to succeed.