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Mets Giveaway courtesy of the New York Times!

By Danny Abriano

Later on, we’ll be giving away The two-volume, hardbound “History of the New York Mets” book, courtesy of the New York Times!

The contest will be run through our Twitter account, @RisingAppleBlog.

This Amazin’ book covers the team throughout its entire history, from the awarding of the franchise to the city in 1961 through their thrilling run to the World Series in 2015.

From the Times

The pages, reprinted from the renowned archives of The New York Times, will take you back, back, back to the team’s early days, biggest games and the legendary players. And it fast-forwards to this year, with the rise of the Dark Knight, the road to first place and the joyous bunch that raced full throttle to the World Series. In addition to the world-class newspaper coverage, the books are customized with your name stamped on the covers. What a great addition to your coffee table.

This collection is bursting with pages that have not been seen by the public in decades. You’ll read about ground breaking at Shea Stadium, Casey Stengel at the helm in memorable 1962, the miracle years of 1969 and 1986, the Subway Series of 2000, David Wright’s debut in 2004, Johan Santana’s no-hitter, Matt Harvey’s domination, the 2015 playoffs and much, much more. 

This deluxe edition is a grand slam for anyone who wears blue and orange and knows Choo-Choo is not a train. You’ll travel back in time through “as-it-happened” articles by outstanding Times reporters and columnists. 


The set of hardbound 12″ x 15″ books is the perfect gift for Mets fans. It includes major events from 1961 through 2015, so you receive the most up-to-date anthology possible! 


Comes personalized with recipient’s name stamped in gold foil on each blue leatherette cover. 

In addition to the History of the New York Mets book, the Times has lots of other terrific sports memorabilia available at their online store!

Keep an eye out later on today for the contest and giveaway. The only eligibility rule is that you follow us on Twitter!