Six More Wins – A Team, A Town, A Rebound, and a Championship!
The Binghamton Mets won the Eastern League Championship in 2014; this book tells the story of that team and uses the team as a metaphor for the rejuvenation of downtown Binghamton. The book puts you in the stands as Steven Matz takes a no hitter into the eighth inning on September 12, 2014, the night the B-Mets won the crown against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affilate of the San Francisco Giants.
Over half the players on that 2014 championship team have gone on to play in the the big leagues, including Chase Bradford, Gavin Cecchini, Darrell Ceciliani, Matt Clark, Dilson Herrera, Steven Matz, Brandon Nimmo, Tyler Pill, Kevin Plawecki, Matt Reynolds, T.J. Rivera, Hansel Robles, Travis Taijeron, and Wilfredo Tovar. Besides covering the B-Mets, the book also discusses/profiles future stars Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts.
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."