Kings of Queens : Life Beyond Baseball with '86 Mets
In 1986, the bad guys of baseball won the World Series. Now, Erik Sherman, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Mookie, profiles key players from that infamous Mets team, revealing never-before-exposed details about their lives after that championship year...as well as a look back at the magical season itself. Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Lenny Dykstra, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Doug Sisk, Rafael Santana, Bobby Ojeda, Wally Backman, Kevin Mitchell, Ed Hearn, Danny Heep, and the late Gary Carter were all known for their heroics on the field. For some of them--known as the "Scum Bunch"--their debauchery off the field was even more awe-inspiring. But when that golden season ended, so did their aura of invincibility. Some faced battles with addiction, some were traded, and others struggled just to keep their lives together. Through interviews with these legendary players, Erik Sherman offers fans a new perspective on a team that will forever be remembered in sports history. INCLUDES PHOTOS From the Hardcover edition.
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- 130 x 147 x 30mm | 272g
- 15 Jan 2017
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
About Erik Sherman
Erik Sherman has been a freelance sportswriter in the New York area since 1980. He is also a coauthor of Out at Home: The True Story of Glenn Burke, Baseball's First Openly Gay Player; Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets; and Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life. From the Hardcover edition.