The New York Mets in Popular Culture

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
McFarland and Company
contact email: 

The New York Mets in Popular Culture


McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Mets in Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit abstracts on the following topics or choose their own. 


  • The history of Rheingold beer
  • The press and the Midnight Massacre that sent Tom Seaver to Cincinnati
  • Bill Buckner’s unsung career because of the ’86 World Series
  • Willie Mays as a San Francisco icon and a New York icon
  • Architecture of the Polo Grounds
  • The Mets and music
  • How the Mets represented the 60s culture of youth
  • History of concerts at Shea Stadium
  • Mets cap appearances in movies and television
  • Original Mets announcers – Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy
  • The first game after 9/11
  • William Shea


Abstracts can be no longer than 500 words.  A paper’s length should be 5,000–7,500 words.  


  • February 15th:  Deadline for abstracts
  • February 28th:  Selections of writers will be made
  • July 31st:  Deadline for first draft of papers
  • September 30th:  Deadline for final drafts


Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to David Krell at his email address  He is the editor of the 2019 book The New York Yankees in Popular Culture and the  author of the 2015 book Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture.  Both books are published by McFarland.