Through their supremacy on the field and their escapades off of it, the 1986 New York Mets remain one of the Big Apple’s most memorable teams – not to mention one of the best.

With an entertainment value worthy of the Broadway stage, much has been written about that season itself – as well the aftermath – in the three decades since the dramatic seven-game World Series triumph over the Boston Red Sox.

But thanks to author Erik Sherman’s latest work, Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets, many relatively unknown and captivating stories of are unearthed.

Photo courtesy of AP Photos/Ray Stubblebine
Audio Courtesy of “Mets 1986: A Year to Remember”, ABC Sports, NBC Sports, and “Great Sports Moments of the ‘80s”

About The Author

Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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