Keeping Score: 1960s Mets Scorebooks
Imagine a time when team officials and sportswriters used to have keep their own statistics, without the assistance of a computer or even a typewriter. The reporters who filed into the press box at Shea in the late 1960s brought notebooks with them and filled them in by hand as the action unfolded. Similarly, the Mets had their own people keeping stats in real-time, in well-organized three-ring binders. Fifty years later, those scorebooks and binders are coffee-stained diaries of a miracle in progress.