After The Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood Of The '69 Mets

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“A great and insightful” (Keith Hernandez, New York Mets legend and broadcaster) New York Times bestseller account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates who reminisce about that legendary season and their enduring bonds decades later.

The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren’t expecting much from “the Lovable Losers.” But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. No one had predicted it. In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened. Suddenly they were “the Miracle Mets.”

Playing right field for the ’69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame), but Seaver was ailing and could not travel. So, Shamsky organized a visit to “Tom Terrific” in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets’ fortunes in 1969.

In this “enjoyable tale of a storybook season” (Kirkus Reviews), and with the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written the “revealing” (New York Newsday) After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets. “This heartfelt, nostalgic memoir will delight baseball fans of all ages and allegiances” (Publishers Weekly). It’s a book that every Mets fan must own.


  • 001 AfterTheMiracle Title

    Duration: 19s
  • 002 AfterTheMiracle Ch1 TheIdea

    Duration: 32min
  • 003 AfterTheMiracle Ch2 TheLovableLosers

    Duration: 33min
  • 004 AfterTheMiracle Ch3 OpeningDay

    Duration: 16min
  • 005 AfterTheMiracle Ch4 TheStreak

    Duration: 24min
  • 006 AfterTheMiracle Ch5 TheClubhouseLawyer

    Duration: 18min
  • 007 AfterTheMiracle Ch6 ARivalryIsBorn

    Duration: 11min
  • 008 AfterTheMiracle Ch7 TheImperfectGame

    Duration: 15min
  • 009 AfterTheMiracle Ch8 OneSmallStepForManOneGiantLeapForTheMets

    Duration: 26min
  • 010 AfterTheMiracle Ch9 GilSendsAMessage

    Duration: 13min
  • 011 AfterTheMiracle Ch10 TheComeback

    Duration: 24min
  • 012 AfterTheMiracle Ch11 TheBlackCat

    Duration: 20min
  • 013 AfterTheMiracle Ch12 LookWhosNumber1

    Duration: 10min
  • 014 AfterTheMiracle Ch13 ExpectingTheUnexpected

    Duration: 13min
  • 015 AfterTheMiracle Ch14 TheClincher

    Duration: 19min
  • 016 AfterTheMiracle Ch15 ABraveNewWorld

    Duration: 39min
  • 017 AfterTheMiracle Ch16 DavidVersusGoliath

    Duration: 24min
  • 018 AfterTheMiracle Ch17 KoozToTheRescue

    Duration: 16min
  • 019 AfterTheMiracle Ch18 AgeePutsOnAClinic

    Duration: 16min
  • 020 AfterTheMiracle Ch19 TheCatch

    Duration: 17min
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