The New York Mets in Popular Culture

Critical Essays

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About the Book

Bringing fresh perspectives to the team that has brought joy, triumph and even a miracle to New York City, this collection of new essays examines portrayals of the Mets in film, television, advertising and other media. Contributors cover little-known aspects of Mets history that die-hard fans may not know. Topics include the popularity of Rheingold’s advertising in the 1950s and 1960s, Bob Murphy’s broadcasting career before joining the Mets’ announcing team in 1962, Mr. Met’s rivalry with the Phillie Phanatic, Dave Kingman’s hero status, the pitching staff’s unsung performance after the 1969 World Series victory, and Joan Payson’s world-renowned art collection and philanthropy.

About the Author(s)

David Krell is the author of Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture and the editor of The New York Yankees in Popular Culture: Critical Essays. He is also the chair of the Society for American Baseball Research Northern New Jersey Chapter, also known as the Elysian Fields Chapter.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by David Krell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8010-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4079-2
Imprint: McFarland