Book Review: Mets By The Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin’ Mets by the Uniform Number

172 I just finished the book Mets By The Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin’ Mets by the Uniform Number by Jon Springer and Matthew Springer.  The book’s title is pretty self-descriptive.  I don’t think it leaves out a single player that ever played for the NL New York team.  Creatively titled chapters start from Uniform #1 and the New York Mets that had that number and go from there.

There’s a bit of a bio or trivia that goes with each player (at least the ones that any major playing time).  Plus at the end of each chapter, a complete rundown on the uniform number; how many Mets had the number, the best season by a Met with that number etc.

From Mookie Wilson (#1) to Turk Wendell (#99) not to mention Rey Ordonez who debuted with a #0, this book delivers as promises.  It goes without saying that this book would definitely interest a New York Met fan more than anyone.  It’s possible that a baseball history buff might enjoy this as well for all the trivia as well. 

 

Mets By The Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin’ Mets by the Uniform Number

Author: Jon Springer and Matthew Silverman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

 

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