October 22, 2020

Nelson Doubleday Dead At 81

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Illustration by John Pennisi
The man who saved the New York Mets franchise from the white-knuckled clutches of an ownership too cheap to run it, has died. Ironically, when he finally sold his once-primary interest in the team, he ultimately sent it back from whence he came.

I wrote extensively about Nelson Doubleday, Jr. over the last several years, and in this three-part series about his ownership tenure of the Mets, I tried to capture the spirit of a publishing scion who actually did take back the town.

By winning.

The Man Who Saved The Mets, Part 1

The Man Who Saved The Mets, Part 2

The Man Who Saved The Mets, Part 3