The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin' Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World

SABR Digital Library: The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World

The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin' Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the WorldAdd a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:

The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World
Updated and Expanded Edition

Edited by Matthew Silverman and Ken Samelson
Foreword by Jerry Koosman
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5908-0, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5909-7, $29.95
8.5″ x 11″, 421 pages

Celebrate the 1969 Miracle Mets in this new, updated SABR edition of The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World, first published by Maple Street Press in 2009.

The Miracle Has Landed celebrates the lovable Mets like no other book, complete with photos and artifacts of the time. A project of the Society for American Baseball Research, this volume gathers the collective efforts of more than thirty SABR members and features profiles of every player, coach, broadcaster, and significant front-office member connected to that great Mets squad. Included are updated biographies of the recently departed “Franchise” player, Tom Seaver, and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, beloved manager Gil Hodges, the talented outfield of Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, and Ron Swoboda, drill sergeant backstop Jerry Grote, crucial midseason acquisition Donn Clendenon, scrappy shortstop Bud Harrelson, and a pitching staff that went far deeper than just Seaver and Ryan. More than fifty years later the Miracle Mets are still revered, the first world champion expansion team and the club that stole New York’s heart.

The book features a Foreword by Jerry Koosman, and has been expanded throughout for this new edition.

Contributors include: Mark Armour, Eric Aron, Mike Bender, Sam Bernstein, Michael J. Bielawa, Talmage Boston, Michael P. Cahill, Rob Edelman, Doug Feldmann, Irv Goldfarb, Paul Hirsch, Edward Hoyt, William H. Johnson, Jacob Kanarek, Ron Kaplan, Maxwell Kates, Tara Krieger, Bill Lamberty, Len Levin, Lou Longobardi, Bruce Markusen, Les Masterson, Bill Nowlin, Len Pasculli, Neal Poloncarz, Greg W. Prince, C. Paul Rogers III, John T. Saccoman, Ken Samelson, Andrew Schiff, Matthew Silverman, Mark Simon, Curt Smith, Greg Spira, Jon Springer, Joan M. Thomas, Adam J. Ulrey, Glenn Vasey, John Vorperian, Joseph Wancho, Dave Williams, Linc Wonham, Fred Worth, and Al Yellon.


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About the SABR Digital Library

For more than 40 years, SABR and its members have led the way in publishing the best baseball historical and statistical research. Our publications program is shifting to take advantage of new methods of publishing. Not only will we continue to publish new books like Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession (2011); Sweet ’60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (2013); Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (2013); Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (2015); Nuclear Powered Baseball/The Simpsons (2016), Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (2016); Cuban Baseball Legends (2016); No-Hitters (2017); Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies (2018), The Pride of Smoketown: The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords (2020), and From Rube to Robinson (2021), which showcase the best efforts of SABR’s members, chapters and committees, but new technology makes it possible for us to bring out-of-print titles like Nineteenth Century Stars (2012); The Fenway Project (2013); The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field (2017); Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox (2019); and Green Cathedrals (2020) back again.

Books will be available in digital formats as well as paperbacks produced by “print on demand” (POD).

SABR members can download all Digital Library e-book editions for free and save 50% on purchase of the paperback editions. If you’re not a member, click here to join SABR.

Stay tuned throughout the year for new (and old!) titles that we’ll be adding to the SABR Digital Library. To learn more about SABR Publications, contact Publications Editor Cecilia Tan at


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Originally published: March 22, 2021. Last Updated: March 22, 2021.