The Bad Guys Won: A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets

The Bad Guys Won: A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets

Jeff Pearlman


as soon as upon a time, twenty-four grown males may play baseball jointly, devour jointly, carouse jointly, and brawl jointly. regrettably, these hard-partying warriors were changed via GameBoy-obsessed, laptop-carrying, company infantrymen who may relatively punch a clock than a consuming blood brother. however it wasn't continually this manner ...

In The undesirable men Won, award-winning former activities Illustrated baseball author Jeff Pearlman returns to an blameless time while a urban worshipped a guy named Mookie and the Yankess have been the second-best workforce in long island. So it was once in 1986, while the hot York Mets -- the final of baseball's live-like-rock-star groups -- gained the area sequence and captured the hearts (and different decide on physique components) of lovers everywhere.

But their greatness at the box used to be approximately eclipsed by means of how undesirable they have been off it. Led via the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the younger dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, besides the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin's received 108 regular-season video games, whereas leaving a large path of wreckage of their wake -- inn rooms, constitution planes, a bar in Houston, and so much famously invoice Buckner and the without end cursed Boston crimson Sox. With an unforgettable forged of characters -- document, Straw, the child, Nails, Mex, and supervisor Davey Johnson (as good as innumerable groupies) -- The undesirable men Won immortalizes baseball's final nice wild bunch of explores what might have been, what must have been, and due to a sad dismantling of the membership, what by no means used to be.

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