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Shea Good-Bye
Shea Good-Bye

Shea Good-Bye

The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season
By Keith Hernandez, By Matthew Silverman

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

ISBN 9781600781704

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2009)

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Overview

To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played, calling it as he sees it. Opinionated, funny, urbane, and unafraid to poke holes in the team or himself, Hernandez is a master at relating the unseen game on the field. Shea Good-Bye carries on the high standards of Hernandez's earlier best-selling books. He recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, lamenting the loss of the stadiums he knew, replaced with flashier bandboxes that favor home runs and negate strategy. He looks at the 2008 season and all the hope that arrived with the Johan Santana deal and how much of the optimism went out the window with the team's stumble out of the gate. He speaks frankly on the taint of steroids in the Mitchell Report and how the game has been compromised, as well as the firing of Willie Randolph.

Author Biography

Keith Hernandez is a five-time All-Star, 11-time Gold Glove winner, and beloved Mets fan favorite. He led the team in its unforgettable march to a World Series championship in 1986. Now a broadcaster for the team's television network, Hernandez offers his unique perspective on the Mets' 2008 campaign. Matthew Silverman has been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years. He has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous publications pertaining to baseball, football and sports in general. He lives in High Falls, New York.

Media

Keith Hernandez, author of Shea Good-Bye, reveals some of his favorite books to the NY Post.
The Westbury Times covers Keith Hernandez's Shea Good-Bye signing. 
Listen to Mets great Keith Hernandez talk to The Jim Kerr Rock N Roll Morning Show about his new book Shea Good-Bye.
Check out a contest with the NY Daily News to win a copy of Shea Good-Bye.
Keith Hernandez talks Shea Good-Bye on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.

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SHEA GOOD-BYE

THE UNTOLD INSIDE STORY OF THE HISTORIC 2008 SEASON

 "The fans are what I will always remember best from my playing days at Shea. Their passion fed our passion. Our team wanted to win for ourselves, certainly, but we also wanted to win for our fans." ~Keith Hernandez on Shea Stadium

To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played, calling it as he sees it.

In Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season by Keith Hernandez with Matt Silverman fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Mets' final season at Shea Stadium from Hernandez's perspective in the broadcast booth in this rare, inside look at the 2008 Major League season day-by-day including:


v     The surprising off-season victory in the Johan Santana sweepstakes

v     The midseason dismissal of manager Willie Randolph

v     The club's flickering hopes for a postseason berth

v     Hernandez's thoughts on the taint of steroids and how the game has been compromised

Hernandez recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, while also reflecting on the past, present, and future of the Mets and baseball with unique insight and perspective.

Shea Good-Bye is not just the testament of a tumultuous season, but also a keepsake for Mets fans of all ages and a tribute to a team that is poised for a championship in 2009.

About the Authors:
Keith Hernandez is a five-time All-Star, 11-time Gold Glove winner, and beloved Mets fan favorite. He led the team in its unforgettable march to a World Series championship in 1986. Now a broadcaster for the team's television network, Hernandez offers his unique perspective on the Mets' 2008 campaign.

Matthew Silverman has been a professional writer and editor for over twenty years. He has authored, co-authored and edited numerous publications pertaining to baseball, football and sports in general. He has been a lifelong fan of Major League Baseball and the New York Mets in particular, which allows him to convey a genuine perspective of an avid fan while maintaining author objectivity. He is currently putting together a book on the 1969 Miracle Mets. He lives in High Falls, NY.


CONTACT: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312.252.1252, n.king@triumphbooks.com

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