Six More Wins

 

Front and Back Cover for "Six More Wins"

Six More Wins: A Team, A Town, A Rebound, and a Championship! is  available in the Binghamton Area from the following “brick and  mortar” stores:

  • Roberson Museum Gift Shop in Binghamton. (Click here to order the book from Amazon.com.)

In 2013 manager Pedro Lopez guided the Binghamton Mets to a franchise-record 86 wins as his team captured the Northern Division Championship of the Eastern League. In the playoffs, however, his team failed to win a single game. In April 2014, at the team’s Welcome Home Dinner, Lopez proudly endorsed the theme of “Six More Wins.” From that night on, that mantra became the team’s goal and focus.

On September 12th, 2014, behind the outstanding pitching of Steven Matz and the timely hitting of Jayce Boyd, the B-Mets fulfilled Pedro’s dream, achieving the sixth playoff win to bring home the Eastern League Championship.

This book not only documents the storybook 2014 season, but also uses the 2014 Binghamton Mets as a backdrop for the hopes of New York Mets fans everywhere, as well as a metaphor for the comeback story of the Greater Binghamton Area. Known as the “Valley of Opportunity” a century ago, the Binghamton community has seen more than its share of misfortune in the past few decades, ranging from corporate downsizing to devastating flooding. Just as the Binghamton Mets have rebounded from numerous losing seasons before 2013, the Greater Binghamton Area is on the road to recovery.

New York Mets fans also have resurgent thoughts, as the pipeline from Binghamton to Flushing continues to flourish. Players who have made their major league debuts from that 2014 B-Mets team include: Chasen Bradford, Darrell Ceciliani, Gavin Cecchini, Dilson Herrera, Steven Matz, Brandon Nimmo, Tyler Pill, Kevin Plawecki, T.J. Rivera, Matt Reynolds, Hansel Robles, Travis Taijeron, and Wilfredo Tovar.

In addition to learning about the B-Mets, turning these pages also tell you the story of such future major league stars as Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts, both of whom were rivals of the B-Mets in 2014.

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Manager Pedro Lopez hugs outfielder Kyle Johnson after the B-Mets clinch the championship. 

 

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