The Bad Guys Won

A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets, the Rowdiest Team Ever to Put on a New York Uniform--and Maybe the Best

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Publisher Description

"Jeff Pearlman has captured the swagger of the '86 Mets. You don't have to be a Mets fan to enjoy this book—it's a great read for all baseball enthusiasts." —Philadelphia Daily News

Award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York.

It was 1986, and the New York Mets won 108 regular-season games and the World Series, capturing the hearts (and other assorted body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin’s left a wide trail of wreckage in their wake—hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the hated Boston Red Sox.

With an unforgettable cast of characters—including Doc, Straw, the Kid, Nails, Mex, and manager Davey Johnson—this “affectionate but critical look at this exciting season” (Publishers Weekly) celebrates the last of baseball’s arrogant, insane, rock-and-roll-and-party-all-night teams, exploring what could have been, what should have been, and what never was.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

DeeDubb24 ,

Great book

As a Mets fan, one too young to remember the 86 team, this book serves as incredible insight on that magical year. After reading, I regret not being able to experience that season first hand but this book came close. Looking forward to reading more work from Pearlman.

stevenbyrne888811 ,

Review

I am a very big fan of the mets and to read about their winning season was simply, awesome.

DED23232323 ,

Some crazy stuff

As a Yankee fan, I have to admit I really enjoyed this book. The 1986 Mets were nuts. There are some funny stories in this book.

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