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The Last Miracle
The Last Miracle (3 Formats) ›
By Ed Kranepool, By Gary Kaschak
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781637272701

Published Aug 2023

<style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--></style><strong>No origin story of the New York Mets is complete without Ed Kranepool.</strong><br /><br />The lefty first baseman known as &quot;Steady Eddie&quot; made his major-league debut at age 17 during the team&#39;s inaugural season and would eventually depart, nearly two decades later, with his name written throughout the franchise&#39;s record books.<br /><br />In this definitive autobiography, Kranepool shares a remarkable life story, including early years playing stickball in the streets of the Bronx, the growing pains the Mets endured as an expansion club, his offseasons working as a New York stockbroker, and of course the miracle 1969 season that ended in an unforgettable World Series victory.<br /><br />He also opens up about the personal miracle which came 50 years after that famous championship: a lifesaving kidney transplant made possible by a Mets fan donor. A month after the surgery, Kranepool threw out the first pitch at Citi Field and boldly offered his services as a pinch hitter. <br /><br /><strong>Affable, open, and brimming with knowledge of the game, this thoroughly New York tale will delight baseball fans in Queens and beyond.</strong>
Coming Home
Coming Home (3 Formats) ›
By Cleon Jones, By Gary Kaschak
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781637270073

Published Aug 2022

<strong>A compelling memoir at the intersection of baseball and American history </strong><br /><br />Cleon Jones has never forgotten where he came from. As a child, growing up in a Mobile, Alabama shotgun house with no electricity or running water, he yearned to follow the path of hometown heroes Satchel Paige and Hank Aaron, and his community uplifted him. <br /><br />Navigating the perilous norms of the Jim Crow South, Jones ascended to baseball&#39;s highest ranks, leading the 1969 New York Mets with his bat and catching the final out to clinch the &quot;miracle&quot; World Series title. But after 13 years in the major leagues, Jones returned to the place he loves, the neighborhood where it all started: Africatown. <br /><br /><em>Coming Home</em> is Jones&#39;s love letter to his roots in Alabama&#39;s most historic Black settlement, whose origins can be traced back to the last known illegal transport of slaves to the United States aboard the Clotilda. Jones candidly discusses how his Africatown neighbors helped supply him with a bat and glove when his family could not afford equipment, the opposition he faced as a Black player after leaving Alabama, his fond memories of the Miracle Mets, and his post-baseball fight to save his dying community. <br /><br /><strong>Also featuring Jones&#39;s outlook on the modern game and American society, this timely chronicle is a profound slice of history for all baseball fans.</strong>
Coming Home (Autographed Edition)
Coming Home (Autographed Edition) ›
By Cleon Jones, By Gary Kaschak
Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781637272350

Published Aug 2022

<strong>A compelling memoir at the intersection of baseball and American history </strong><br /><br />Cleon Jones has never forgotten where he came from. As a child, growing up in a Mobile, Alabama shotgun house with no electricity or running water, he yearned to follow the path of hometown heroes Satchel Paige and Hank Aaron, and his community uplifted him. <br /><br />Navigating the perilous norms of the Jim Crow South, Jones ascended to baseball#&39;s highest ranks, leading the 1969 New York Mets with his bat and catching the final out to clinch the &quot;miracle&quot; World Series title. But after 13 years in the major leagues, Jones returned to the place he loves, the neighborhood where it all started: Africatown. <br /><br /><em>Coming Home</em> is Jones#&39;s love letter to his roots in Alabama#&39;s most historic Black settlement, whose origins can be traced back to the last known illegal transport of slaves to the United States aboard the Clotilda. Jones candidly discusses how his Africatown neighbors helped supply him with a bat and glove when his family could not afford equipment, the opposition he faced as a Black player after leaving Alabama, his fond memories of the Miracle Mets, and his post-baseball fight to save his dying community. <br /><br /><strong>Also featuring Jones#&39;s outlook on the modern game and American society, this timely chronicle is a profound slice of history for all baseball fans.</strong>