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Erik Sherman


Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman is the coauthor of two highly acclaimed baseball biographies: 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 in 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 and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University. He is a graduate of Emerson College and blogs regularly at

Erik Sherman

Books by Erik Sherman

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 --- known as the “Scum Bunch” --- their debauchery off the field was even more awe-inspiring. But when the 1986 season ended with a World Series championship for the Mets, 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.

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.