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Erik Sherman

Biography

Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman is the author of the critically acclaimed KINGS OF QUEENS: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets, and is also the co-author of four highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies: OUT AT HOME (with Glenn Burke), A PIRATE FOR LIFE (with Steve Blass), the New York Times bestseller MOOKIE: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets (with Mookie Wilson), and DAVEY JOHNSON: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond. Erik is an annual lecturer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Erik Sherman

Books by Erik Sherman

by Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman - History, Nonfiction, Sports

When the 1969 season began, fans of the New York Mets weren’t expecting much from “the Lovable Losers.” But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. Playing right field for the ’69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He organized a visit to ailing star pitcher Tom Seaver's home in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets’ fortunes in 1969.

by Erik Sherman - Nonfiction, Sports

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, their debauchery off the field was even more awe-inspiring. But when that golden 1986 season ended, so did their aura of invincibility. Through interviews with these legendary players, Erik Sherman offers fans a new perspective on a team that will forever be remembered in sports history.