Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character by Marty Appel





Product Description-

The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel.

As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . . . and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball--and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectactular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships.

But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight--an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball--Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and named "Baseball's Greatest Character" by MLB Network's Prime 9. Casey Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime.


Goon here- I really enjoyed this book. I think a lot of us as fans of the Mets don't read up on the past. Sure some of us might know numbers and plays but how many of us (besides Greg Prince) can go back in time and relive periods of time in history in a player/manager's life and enjoy it? I never delved into Casey Stengel's backstory as a kid or even as an adult. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this at the time of my life where I can appreciate Stengel more.

If you fine folks live baseball and never read up on Casey Stengel, you should, and this is the book to do it with.


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Brooklyn Cyclones: Top 5 Theme Nights and Giveaways

The Cyclones want you to know what's popular over in Brooklyn for their giveaways this season.




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Game Used: Amed Rosario Spring Training Jersey






Beautiful size 48 #64 New York Mets Spring Training game used/issued jersey worn by TOP Mets infield prospect Amed Rosario!
MLB hologram JB 406469  authenticates the jersey. This hologram is found on the "Majestic Authentic Engineered Exclusively for the New York Mets" tagging on the left front tail.  This jersey was recently unearthed and authenticated by MLB as "Team issued"...however it shows solid, even wear with no physical flaws...the wash tag is well worn and folded.

Team Issued Jersey

Hologram number JB406469


Monday, April 24, 2017

Mets: Hank Azaria Q and A



Seems the Mets are really getting a lot of life out of the Hank Azaria visit from a few weeks ago. This was on their Facebook Page.