Just in time for the start of the Major League Baseball season, several ex-Mets will be in Huntington in the coming weeks to tout their books.
The book tours are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Miracle Mets.
Many other baseball-themed books are also available in local libraries or shops.
Sportswriter Wayne Coffey and former New York Met Ed Kranepool will be at the Book Revue Tuesday to discuss Coffey’s new book, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” about the 1969 Mets season. Talk begins at 7 p.m.
On April 2,at 7 p.m., NY Met and Emmy-nominated broadcaster, Ron Darling will speak about and sign copies of his new memoir 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters From My Time in the Game.
And on April 25 at 7 p.m., former NY Met’s outfielder, Art Shamsky will be at Book Revue to discuss his new memoir, After the Miracle.
For the history minded, among the baseball books at the South Huntington Public Library is The Golden Era of Major League Baseball: A time of Controversy, Integration and Change.
The Northport-East Northport Library has The Baseball Cop: the Dark Side of America’s National Pastime available as an ebook as well as print while Harborfields Public Library has The Official Rules of Major League Baseball available in print.
Major League Baseball gets underway Thursday, with the Mets traveling to Washington and the Yankees hosting the Baltimore Orioles.