For those who have been kind enough to inquire, why yes, the first volume of The Happiest Recap is now available on Kindle. The book that covers the truly Amazin’ games that transpired between 1962 and 1973 and forever defined the New York Mets’ DNA is $8.99 and can be downloaded here. (Kindle apps are easily downloaded, too, I’ve learned since recently joining the iPad generation.)
The Happiest Recap is the Mets family history as it’s never been presented before, great win by great win, covering every season and every facet of the Metropolitan baseball experience. This initial volume builds from the last days of the Polo Grounds and the opening of Shea Stadium through the maturation process of the ’60s to the miracle of 1969 and its aftermath, climaxing in the heart of the autumn of 1973, when we all learned to Believe. There are new spins on cherished Mets tales and there are Met stories I guarantee you didn’t know before, but will be Mets-thrilled that you do now.
On the print side, the “classic” version of the book remains available on Amazon and, if you’re the kind who likes your books inscribed, signed copies are available through the special Team Recap eBay store. Check it out here.
Volume 2, a.k.a. Second Base: 1974-1986, is in production currently and should be coming in both formats very soon. The early buzz on it is very promising. And if Second Base is in sight, Third Base: 1987-1999 can’t be more than 90 feet beyond.