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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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A Beautiful Addition to My Baseball Library

Received an advance copy of my book yesterday and couldn’t resist introducing it to some, if not all, of its inspirations. (I couldn’t bring myself to include anything by Roger Angell in the picture. It’s shocking enough to me that I can place something I wrote on the same shelves that hold The Summer Game and Five Seasons.)

Faith and Fear in Flushing exists. Make it a part of your baseball library by pre-ordering it today from AmazonBarnes & Noble or other fine online booksellers.

(And thanks to this guy for the headline inspiration.)

17 comments to A Beautiful Addition to My Baseball Library

  • Anonymous

    It's a beautiful addition to any baseball library! I can't wait to add it to mine :)

  • Anonymous

    What a great shot! To think, we were all witnesses as Greg Prince took his place among the extreme Metliterate: Zimmerman & Schaap, Durso, Vecsey & Koppett. Too bad you couldn't have included tomes by Jack Lang or Maury Allen…or Oscar Madison…

  • Anonymous

    Or as he would type for Bobby Riggs, Oscar Madisoy.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Greg,
    Can't help but wonder who the real author of the book is. Only the name “Prince” appears on the top while on the bottom are the initials “SP” – which are those of your better half. Could you be the Millie Vanilli of the fourth estate?

  • Anonymous

    What a handsome volume.

  • Anonymous

    “Hey, if you were Chinese, you would've won!”

  • Anonymous

    “In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And in 1972, all of that was undone when Felix Unger was given over into slavery by Oscar Madisoy!”

  • Anonymous

    There you go, starting urban legends again. That's the name of the publisher.

  • Anonymous

    It always comes back to 1776 one way or another.

  • Anonymous

    I like the orange on blue coloration !!…… will have to add it to my Mets library .

  • Anonymous

    Naw, I knew that all the time!

  • Anonymous

    I tend to order my libary based on size and, occasionally, chronology. This looks about the same height as the last Mets book I acquired (I didn't buy it, I won it in a contest from Gotham Baseball.) I'm assuming it will share the optimistic tone of its neighbor, and for that reason – among many others – doesn't belong next to anything by anyone named Klapisch.

  • Anonymous

    Forgot to link the book. It's this one.

  • Anonymous

    Of course…

  • Anonymous

    Son of a gun, they're a dead-on match by size.

  • Anonymous

    I've never see a hardcover version of the Koppett book before. I have a paperback with a horrid green cover!
    Congrats, Greg. I'm nice to see you in such company. My sure Robert Caro will welcome you to the published authors club!

  • Anonymous

    My copy came last week. It is FAN-tastic. I couldn't wait to post a five-star review on Amazon.com. I hereby appoint you as my proxy at CitiField, Greg, while I watch the games from southeastern Virginia over the internet.