What I’m Reading: Mets By The Numbers
As mentioned a few weeks ago, the winter (a.k.a., “not the baseball season”) is unbearably long for me. In an effort to fill the hole where baseball usually is, I’ve immersed myself in reading about baseball.
This week, I’m reading Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin’ Mets by Uniform Number, a wonderful book by Jon Springer and Matt Silverman — who, not coincidentally, also run the Mets By The Numbers website.
Each chapter of the book is devoted to a specific uniform number, headlined by the Met who is most memorable for wearing that number, and also detailing other notable players who wore it. For me, it brings back plenty of vivid memories. Also, since I’m someone who has a hard time reading a book straight through, I especially like the fact that I can jump in anywhere in the book and read a chapter.