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Here's the catch : a memoir of the miracle Mets and more

Author: Ron Swoboda
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer. Ron Swoboda wasn't the greatest player the Mets ever had, but he made the greatest catch in Met history, saving a game in the 1969 World Series, and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ron Swoboda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Swoboda
ISBN: 9781250235664 1250235669
OCLC Number: 1079844802
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: breaking for the ball --
A pretty lucky man --
Saboda --
1969 --
Pinstripes --
Last licks --
Epilogue: reflecting on a miracle.
Responsibility: Ron Swoboda.

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"In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer. Ron Swoboda wasn't the greatest player the Mets ever had, but he made the greatest catch in Met history, saving a game in the 1969 World Series, and his RBI clinched the final game. By Met standards that makes him legend. The Mets even use a steel silhouette of the catch as a backing for the right field entrance sign at Citi Field. In this smart, funny, insightful memoir, which is as self-deprecating as a lifetime .249 hitter has to be, he tells the story of that magical year nearly game by game, revealing his struggles, his triumphs and what life was like for an every day, Every Man player, even when he was being platooned. He shows what it took to make one of the worst teams in baseball and what it was like to leave one of the best. And when he talks about the guys he played with and against, it's like you're sitting next to him on the team bus, drinking Reingold. This is a book anyone who loves the game will love as much"--

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