You can pretty much count on a new book or two about the Yankees of Mets every year. But 2016 has a bonanza with titles covering not only the latter’s success in 2015, but the 30th anniversary of the World Championship 1986 squad.
On of these comes from Erik Sherman, who worked with Mookie Wilson’s on his memoirs last year, as well as earlier projects from Steve Blass and Glenn Burke.
Sherman’s latest, Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets, catches up with some of the most famous – and not so famous – members of that iconic team that was both a joy for what they accomplished, and a disappointment in that they couldn’t build on it.
I spoke with Sherman about the challenges in producing such a book.
Apologies for the little warbly audio, but we were having such a good chat I didn’t want to cut it short and the only way to get it in one podcast was to cut back on the bit rate a bit.