Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?: The Improbable Saga of the New York Met’s First Year

Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?: The Improbable Saga of the New York Met's First Year Author Jimmy Breslin
ISBN-10 1566634881
ISBN-13 9781566634885
Year 2002-11-04
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Ivan R. Dee
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Here back in print is Jimmy Breslin s marvelous account of the improbable saga of the New York Mets first year as Bill Veeck notes in his Introduction preserving for all time a remarkable tale of ineptitude mediocrity and abject failure Indeed the 1962 Mets were the worst major league baseball team ever to take the field The title of the book is a quote from Casey Stengel their manager at the time Breslin casts the Mets who lost 120 games out of a possible 162 that year as a lovable bunch of losers And he argues they were good for baseball coming as a welcome antidote to the era of the businessman in sports as dry and agonizing a time as you would want to see Although they were written forty years ago many of Breslin s comments will strike a chord with today s sports fan fed up with the growing commercialism of the games Against this trend Breslin sets the exploits of Marvelous Marv Throneberry Stengel and the rest of the hapless Mets Wonderful Charles Salzberg New York Times A touching enjoyable and interesting addition to anybody s sports reading list Patrick Conway

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