From First to Worst

The New York Mets, 1973–1977


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About the Book

The “Miracle Mets” of 1969 had great hopes and enormous expectations for the coming decade. Unfortunately, they would be forced to watch hopes and dreams slowly fade to despair. From First to Worst details the Mets’ climb from last place in August of 1973 to within one game of the world championship, followed by annual struggles and a collapse in 1977. This work chronicles the rise and fall of the Mets in detail, profiling key players and taking the reader to the locker room and ballpark on a day-to-day basis.

About the Author(s)

Accountant Jacob Kanarek is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Jacob Kanarek
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 241
Bibliographic Info: 47 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3466-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jerry Koosman      1

Preface      3

Introduction      5

1. A Battle Cry Is Born      9

2. The Dog Days of August      29

3. The Pennant Race      40

4. The Post-season      50

5. Déjà Vu All Over Again      66

6. Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice      80

7. A Team in Transition      92

8. Turmoil      121

9. The Pennant Race That Wasn’t      141

10. The New Manager      150

11. Kooz: A Dream Realized      182

12. The Massacre      198

13. Into the Abyss      207

Notes      223

Bibliography      227

Index      229