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By Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin’s nostalgic, rollicking glance again on the worst baseball group in history


Five years after the Dodgers and Giants fled ny for California, the city’s nationwide League lovers have been provided salvation within the form of the recent York Mets: a diffusion group who, within the spring of 1962, tried to play anything such as the game of baseball.

 

Helmed by means of the sagacious Casey Stengel and staffed by means of the league’s detritus, the hot Mets performed 162 video games and misplaced a hundred and twenty of them, making them statistically the worst staff within the sport’s smooth historical past. It’s attainable they have been even worse than that. Starring such legends as Marvin Throneberry—a first baseman so inept that his nickname needed to be “Marvelous”—the Mets misplaced with swashbuckling panache. In an period whilst the thrill looked as if it would have long gone out of activities, the Mets got here to lifestyles in a blaze of pleasant, awe-inspiring ineptitude. they could were losers, yet a workforce this lousy merits to be remembered as legends.

 

This book good points an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin together with infrequent images and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.

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