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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erik Sherman Narrator: Darrel J. Caneiro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780147527134
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In 1986, the bad guys of baseball won the World Series. Now, Erik Sherman, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Mookie, profiles key players from that infamous Mets team, revealing never-before-exposed details about their lives after that championship year…as well as a look back at the magical season itself.   
Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Lenny Dykstra, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Doug Sisk, Rafael Santana, Bobby Ojeda, Wally Backman, Kevin Mitchell, Ed Hearn, Danny Heep, and the late Gary Carter were all known for their heroics on the field. For some of them—known as the “Scum Bunch”—their debauchery off the field was even more awe-inspiring. But when that golden season ended, so did their aura of invincibility. Some faced battles with addiction, some were traded, and others struggled just to keep their lives together. 
Through interviews with these legendary players, Erik Sherman offers fans a new perspective on a team that will forever be remembered in sports history.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Erik Sherman’s breezy, absorbing meet-up with the members of the 1986 New York Mets makes for a beautiful trip down memory lane. An absolute joy.”

    Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Don’t confuse this with a Where Are They Now? This is about How Are They Now Doing—from Straw to Doc to Doug Sisk—catching up with the ’86 Mets much like Roger Kahn once caught up with the Dodgers’ Boys of Summer."

    New York Post

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About the Author

Erik Sherman is the coauthor of Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story and Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life. His work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Bergen Record, as well as other newspapers. He has appeared in documentaries produced by Comcast SportsNet and Root Sports, and his speaking engagements have taken him from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, to the Yogi Berra Museum on the campus of Montclair State University. He is a graduate of Emerson College and blogs regularly at ErikShermanBaseball.com.