Thirty years later, the "Miracle Mets" remain a favorite memory for New York-area sports fans. Amazin' Mets: The Miracle of '69, part of the Legends Series, offers baseball fans the opportunity to relive this memory. This book, drawn from the archives of the New York Daily News, includes indepth stories about the 1969 Mets season and the players who made it happen. Sidebars, headlines, and statistics let fans enjoy the accomplishments of a team that before '69 had never had a winning season.
About the Author
Ted Patterson is a broadcast journalist who has covered the local sports scene since 1973. He was sports director at WBAL radio for six years before joining WMAR television as weekend anchor and later as sports director. As sports director at WPOC radio, he handled morning sports and began the popular "Sports Book" segment. In recent years, Patterson has done Orioles and Ravens reports on WCBM and has hosted the station's Monday night talk show from McCafferty's restaurant in Mt. Washington. He was the voice of Navy football for fourteen years and of the David Robinson-led Navy basketballers, has announced for Morgan State football, and did play-by-play for two Orioles seasons on Super-TV. Since the Ravens came to Baltimore, he has served as ESPN's game-day broadcaster. Patterson has been honored three times as Maryland Sportscaster of the Year, numerous times by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and in 1979 with the prestigious Eclipse Award for his coverage of thoroughbred racing in Maryland. His other books include Baltimore Orioles: Four Decades of Magic and Day by Day in Baltimore Orioles History.