“I just finished reading Art Shamsky’s new book about those ‘69 Miracle Mets and their upset victory over the vaunted Baltimore Orioles. I was a sophomore in high school and this book brought back all those vivid memories of that series. A great and insightful read.”
– Keith Hernandez
"Charming. . . . a touching rendering of loving comrades reuniting to share memories of past glory. Messrs. Seaver and Harrelson are also astonishingly open about their ailments. I can only express my gratitude, as someone who grew up adoring these two great athletes from afar, for the glimpse this book affords into their elegance and bravery in the face of hard times."
– Alva Noë, The Wall Street Journal
“Not since Halberstam’s The Teammates: Portrait of a Friendship, have I read a more heartfelt and inspiring book about what it means to be linked forever. I personally know the kindness of the author, Art Shamsky, only he could pull off this hilarious and melancholy look at getting old but remaining forever young because of their shared ‘miracle’ in 1969.”
– Ron Darling
“Impossible fifty years ago — and still unforgettable half a century later.”
– Bob Costas
"After the Miracle is touching and beautiful—a magical book about a magical team.”
– Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life
"Wasn't that a time? When the last became first and anything seemed possible, in baseball and in life? After the Miracle recalls those thrilling days for now-old boys like me, and shows a new generation of fans that losing serves only to sweeten victory. Warmly and wistfully, Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman reunite the boys of summer, fifty years later."
– John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball and author of Baseball in the Garden of Eden
"A revealing look at The Franchise."
– Steven Marcus, Newsday
"Terrific. . . . After the Miracle will quickly become one of the better, if not one of the very best, baseball books of 2019. The clarity with which it’s told, its ability to engage readers and make them feel like they are a part of the magical history, and its powerful attention to detail not only gives Mets fans new insight into the history of the 1969 season, but also stands as a testament to how a motley crew of baseball players inadvertently bridged the political and social divides that were so commonplace in 1969, even if it was only for a few days in October 1969."
– R. Zachary Sanzone, Spitball Magazine