An Illustrated History of the Binghamton Mets
From 1992 through the 2016 season, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets was known as the Binghamton Mets. In 2017 the Binghamton franchise rebranded itself as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, in honor of the city's being known as "The Carousel Capital of the World," due to its being home to six working carousels.
This book documents the 25-year history of the Binghamton franchise bfore its rebranding. The book contains over 200 photographs and includes pictures of such stars as Jacob deGrom, Jason Isringhausen, Bobby Jones, Daniel Murphy, Noah Syndergaard, and David Wright. From 1992-2016, the franchise sent almost 200 players to Flushing. This book captures the excitement of minor league baseball and the joy in seeing players develop their skills.
About Jim Maggiore (Oneonta, New York Author)
JIm currently focuses on writing about both minor and major league baseball. He resides in Binghamton, N.Y., which has been affiliated with the Yankees or the Mets for 60 years (and counting). His current project is "From Binghamton to the Big Apple," which documents the players who have played for Binghamton and gone on to play baseball for the Yankees, Mets, Giants, or Dodgers.
Jim was born in Brentwood, Long Island, and was graduated from Binghamton University. After completing his college studies, Jim stayed in the Binghamton area and worked for IBM in a variety of professional positions for 33 years.
Since his retirement from IBM, Jim has written seven books, including "Spring Training with the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie," "Celebrating 100 Years of Baseball in Greater Binghamton: Tales from the Binghamton Baseball Shrine," and "Spring Training with the Washington Nationals."