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They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History by [Wayne Coffey]
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“[An] excellent book on the Mets’ championship season.”The Wall Street Journal

“Entertaining [and] thorough . . . It’s the small notes of grace that kept me engaged. . . . Should appeal to any baseball-loving reader who wants to know where the Mets came from and how they pulled it off.”New York magazine

“A masterpiece.”Gary Cohen, Emmy Award-winning Mets broadcaster for SportsNet New York

“I would read Wayne Coffey writing about hardwood floors. So for someone who was a diehard Mets fan in 1969, I knew They Said It Couldn’t Be Done was a book I couldn’t miss. Like The Boys of Winter, his brilliant book about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, this is a fantastic piece of work. Please buy it, and enjoy every page, as I did.”—Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer and NBC Sports Essayist 

"They Said It Couldn’t Be Done brilliantly brings an iconic baseball season to life, providing fresh insight into big names such as Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver as well as to some of the lesser-known players in that epic summer, such as Al Weis and J.C. Martin. The book is a must-read for not just for Mets fans, but all baseball fans who will appreciate what indeed was the most astounding season in baseball history."—Ken Rosenthal, two-time Sports Emmy winner for Outstanding Sports Reporter

"In 1969, while much of the world was transfixed by Neil Armstrong's 'one small step,' Queens was experiencing its own giant leap—a leap of faith with its baseball orange-and-blue. Wayne Coffey has always had his finger on the pulse of New York City and its sports, and his take on the 1969 Mets proves it. If you want to know what it was like to live and witness a baseball miracle in tumultuous times, this book is for you."—Ron Darling, former New York Mets all-star and bestselling author of Game 7, 1986

“Having lived through the Mets’ 1969 World Championship in real time and re-lived it for fifty years, I thought  I knew all I needed to know about my boyhood heroes, but in They Said it Couldn’t be Done Wayne Coffey has unearthed some fresh gems; most poignantly those involving the personal backgrounds of many of that wonderful team’s players. Wayne has done a marvelous job of allowing us to relive that epochal event through a fresh prism. This is simply a great read.”Howie Rose, New York Mets broadcaster

About the Author

WAYNE COFFEY is one of the country's most acclaimed sports journalists. A former writer for the New York Daily News, he cowrote R. A. Dickey's bestselling Wherever I Wind Up and Carli Lloyd's bestselling When Nobody Was Watching, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Boys of Winter. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07F5ZTRB9
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown Archetype (March 26, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 26, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 27116 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 281 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Wayne Coffey is one of the country's most acclaimed sports journalists, forging an alternate career route after his initial plan - replacing Mickey Mantle in the Yankee outfield - did not pan out. A former writer for the New York Daily News and the author of more than thirty books, including five New York Times bestsellers, he is a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer and been frequently honored by the Associated Press for his sports feature writing. Coffey co-authored Mariano Rivera's bestselling memoir, The Closer, R. A. Dickey's Wherever I Wind Up and Carli Lloyd's When Nobody Was Watching, and also worked with Urban Meyer on his leadership book, Above The Line. The Boys of Winter, Coffey's chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that beat the Soviet Union in Lake Placid, is widely regarded as one of the best hockey books ever written.

Coffey's latest work, They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History, will be released next month.

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