After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets

Art Shamsky (Author) Erik Sherman (Author)

Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
March 17, 2020
5.6 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Art Shamsky was a Major League baseball player for eight years, and an integral part of the World Championship team in 1969. Since his retirement from baseball, he has been involved in various businesses and worked as a sports broadcaster at WNEW-TV in New York City and on ESPN, and as a broadcaster for the NY Mets.

Erik Sherman is the author of the critically acclaimed Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With The '86 Mets, and is also the coauthor of four highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies with Glenn Burke, Steve Blass, Mookie Wilson, and Davey Johnson. Erik is an annual lecturer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.


"I just finished reading Art Shamsky's new book about those '69 Miracle Mets and their upset victory over the vaunted Baltimore Orioles. I was a sophomore in high school and this book brought back all those vivid memories of that series. A great and insightful read."--Keith Hernandez
"Charming. . . . a touching rendering of loving comrades reuniting to share memories of past glory. Messrs. Seaver and Harrelson are also astonishingly open about their ailments. I can only express my gratitude, as someone who grew up adoring these two great athletes from afar, for the glimpse this book affords into their elegance and bravery in the face of hard times."--Alva NoΓ« "The Wall Street Journal"
"Not since Halberstam's The Teammates: Portrait of a Friendship, have I read a more heartfelt and inspiring book about what it means to be linked forever. I personally know the kindness of the author, Art Shamsky, only he could pull off this hilarious and melancholy look at getting old but remaining forever young because of their shared 'miracle' in 1969."--Ron Darling "The Wall Street Journal"
"Impossible fifty years ago -- and still unforgettable half a century later."

--Bob Costas "The Wall Street Journal"
"After the Miracle is touching and beautiful--a magical book about a magical team."--Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life "The Wall Street Journal"
"Wasn't that a time? When the last became first and anything seemed possible, in baseball and in life? After the Miracle recalls those thrilling days for now-old boys like me, and shows a new generation of fans that losing serves only to sweeten victory. Warmly and wistfully, Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman reunite the boys of summer, fifty years later."--John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball and author of Baseball in the Garden of Eden "The Wall Street Journal"
"A revealing look at The Franchise."--Steven Marcus "Newsday"
"Terrific. . . . After the Miracle will quickly become one of the better, if not one of the very best, baseball books of 2019. The clarity with which it's told, its ability to engage readers and make them feel like they are a part of the magical history, and its powerful attention to detail not only gives Mets fans new insight into the history of the 1969 season, but also stands as a testament to how a motley crew of baseball players inadvertently bridged the political and social divides that were so commonplace in 1969, even if it was only for a few days in October 1969." --R. Zachary Sanzone "Spitball Magazine"