By Jerry Del Priore
On Saturday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m., former New York Met outfielder Art Shamsky will be hand to sign copies of his book, After the Miracle, at BookEnds in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Shamsky played major league baseball for 13 season — first with the Cincinnati Reds in 1965 and then joining the Mets in the winter of 1967. He also suited up for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s.
Shamsky’s bat is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for hitting four consecutive home runs in four at-bats while playing for the Reds.
He was a key part of the 1969 World Series Championship Mets team. Since his retirement from baseball, Shamsky, 77, has been involved in various businesses and worked as a sports broadcaster at WNEW-TV in New York City and on ESPN, and as a broadcaster for the Mets. He’s also the author of The Magnificent Seasons: How the Jets, Mets, and Knicks Made Sports History and Uplifted a City and the Country.
About After the Miracle:
The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today.
After the Miracle is written with the assistance of sportswriter Erik Sherman.