The New York Mets in Popular Culture: Critical Essays (Paperback)

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By David Krell (Editor)
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Description


Bringing fresh perspectives to the team that has brought joy, triumph and even a miracle to New York City, this collection of new essays examines portrayals of the Mets in film, television, advertising and other media. Contributors cover little-known aspects of Mets history that even die-hard fans may not know. Topics include the popularity of Rheingold's advertising in the 1950s and 1960s, Bob Murphy's broadcasting career before joining the Mets' announcing team in 1962, Mr. Met's rivalry with the Phillie Phanatic, Dave Kingman's icon status, the pitching staff's unsung performance after the 1969 World Series victory, and Joan Payson's world-renowned art collection and philanthropy.

About the Author


David Krell is the author of "Our Bums" The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture and the editor of The New York Yankees in Popular Culture: Critical Essays. He is also the chair of the Society for American Baseball Research Northern New Jersey Chapter, also known as the Elysian Fields Chapter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476680101
ISBN-10: 1476680108
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: September 9th, 2020
Pages: 254
Language: English