Markusen: The Miracle Mets remembered

From SABR member Bruce Marksuen at The Hardball Times on February 14, 2019:

The 1969 New York Mets will become a popular topic of conversation in 2019. At least three major books covering this upstart team, on its 50th anniversary, are scheduled for release.

One of the books is titled They Said It Couldn’t Done: the ’69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History. A new release from Crown Archetype Publishers, it is authored by Wayne Coffey, a longtime New York City baseball writer with the New York Daily News. Coffey has previously written books with new Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera and former Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey.

Over the course of several e-mail exchanges, Coffey discussed the impetus for his newest book, his memories of those he interviewed, the Donn Clendenon trade, the trades that didn’t happen, and the impact of Gil Hodges.

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Originally published: February 15, 2019. Last Updated: February 15, 2019.