Here's the Catch by Ron Swoboda audiobook

Here's the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More

By Ron Swoboda
Read by Barry Abrams

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665208628

  • ISBN: 9781665208611

  • ISBN: 9781665208635

Runtime: 7.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer.

Ron Swoboda wasn't the greatest player the Mets ever had, but he made the greatest catch in Met history, saving a game in the 1969 World Series, and his RBI clinched the final game. By Met standards that makes him legend. The Mets even use a steel silhouette of the catch as a backing for the right field entrance sign at Citi Field.

In this smart, funny, insightful memoir, which is as self-deprecating as a lifetime .249 hitter has to be, he tells the story of that magical year nearly game by game, revealing his struggles, his triumphs, and what life was like for an every day, Every Man player, even when he was being platooned. He shows what it took to make one of the worst teams in baseball and what it was like to leave one of the best. And when he talks about the guys he played with and against, it's like you're sitting next to him on the team bus, drinking Rheingold. This is a book anyone who loves the game will love as much.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Swoboda is a solid writer, and his stories are told in a genuine, comfortable way. AudioFile

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English