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Cultural Center
The 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets

THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW YORK METS

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
April 26, 27, 28, 2012

Below are listed the panelists and scholars who will be participating in the conference. The complete program will be made available as soon as possible.

PresentersAffiliationPaper TitleNotes
Brian Altano Bergen Community College The Summer of 1969: Bella, the Mets and Paul Stephans' Car Wash  
Steven Amarnick Kingsborough Community College A Long Journey: Teaching Homer's Odyssey and the Mets  
Jason D. Antos Queens Gazette Images of Baseball: Shea Stadium  
Nicholas Birns Eugene Lang College, The New School Benny Agbayani: Hero of the Multicultural Mets  
Don Bowen Midland University Poetic License and the New York Mets: How Poetic Forms Ritualize the Mets Co-Author with Henry Krusiewicz
Ron Briley  Sandia Preparatory School A Tale of Two Franchises: The New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45's - The Other Expansion Team of 1962  
Robert Brinkmann Hofstra University How "Green" Is Your Outfield? Sustainability Practices at Citi Field and in the MLB Co-Author with Elizabeth Strom
Kenneth T. Campbell   Losers No More: The Historic 1969 Season and the Unlikely Rivalry Between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles
Peter Carino Indiana State University Shea Stadium as a Home for the New York Mets  
Mike Cesarano Queensborough Community College/CUNY The History and Evolution of the Mets Uniform and Logo Design  
Brian Cogan Molloy College "Hey, get out of here, ya punks!" The New York Mets as Punk Rock Co-Author with Mike Faloon
Alan Cohen Memorial Day, Sunday, May 31, 1964 - Thirty - two Innings  
Terry Joseph Cole LaGuardia Community College Drawn and Quartered: A History of the Mets in Sports Cartoons  
Christopher DeRosa Monmouth University Bad Guys, Good Guys, Dodgers or Gangsters? The Mets Rivalries with Their Own Ghosts
Joseph Dorinson LIU/Brooklyn Campus Conversion from Ardent Yankee Fan to Loyal, if Disappointed, Mets Supporter  
Chris D'Orso   Baseball Cards and the Mets
Rob Edelman University at Albany/SUNY Mets in the Movies  
Mike Faloon Co-Editor, Zisk
Editor, Go Metric
"Hey, get out of here, ya punks!" The New York Mets as Punk Rock Co-Author with Brian Cogan
Paul Fessler Dordt College The Mets and Hispanic Fans  
Alan Freedman Director, National Jewish Hall of Fame & Museum The Mets and Judaism   
Carl Galioto, FAIA Senior Principal, HOK Architects Making a House a Home: The Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field  Co-Author with Richard J. Pioreck
James L.  Gates, Jr.  Library Director, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.  The Forlorn Hope: A Look at the Forgotten Players of the 1962 Mets  
David Geller Hofstra University How Should the Mets of the Late 1980's Be Remembered?  
Stanton Green Monmouth University Living With the Mets Through Their Rivalries
Michael Haupert University of Wisconsin - La Crosse New York, New York: A Financial History of Two Baseball Teams  
Leslie Heaphy Kent State University An Early Leader: Mrs. Joan Payson   
James R.  Holzmeister Columbus Technical College Placing the Blame/Defining the Game: "The Midnight Massacre" and the Culture of the American Sports Business in the Later Twentieth Century  
Chris Horgan   Shea Stadium: From the Field to the Upper Deck, the Foundation of the Amazin' Mets  
Judy Van Sickle Johnson North Chatham, MA Literature, The New York Mets, and the Tug of Baseball  
Ron Kaplan Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf  How Books on The New York Mets Have Progressed With the Team and the Times  
David Krell, Esq. Author, Blue Magic: The Glory and Heartbreak of the Brooklyn Dodgers Meet the Mets: A Song, A Team, A History   
Jeffrey A. Kroessler John Jay College, CUNY Professional and Amateur Sports in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park  
Henry Krusiewicz Midland University Poetic License and The New York Mets: How Poetic Forms Ritualize the Mets Co-Author with Don Bowen
Kathleen Lockwood Author, Major League Bride: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark Family Ties: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark  
Skip Lockwood Shea Stadium: Where Everyone Knows Your Name
Dominic Longo American Historical Association Keith Hernandez Trade  
Lee Lowenfish   Remembering Jane Jarvis (1916-2010): The Mets One and Only Organist   
Stuart Miller  Author, "The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports"  
Bill Morales Bergan Community College "You Can Go Home Again": The Invention of Tradition and the "Selling" of the New York Mets  
Peter J.  Myers Palto Alto College Metmoirs  
Richard J. Pioreck Hofstra University Making a House a Home: The Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field  Co-Author with Carl Galioto, FAIA
Greg Prince Our Shared Language: The New York Mets Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Patty Rossi The Mascot - An Examination of its Traditional Societal Significance and its Evolution into its Modern Day Role in Major League Baseball, Specifically With Respect to the New York Mets Franchise  
Michael Ruscoe Southern Connecticut State University The Bad Guys Wore Blue - The 1986 Mets, the Elements of Story, and Why We Watch Sports  
John T.  Saccoman Seton Hall University Gil Hodges  
NinaMaria Scaringello Mastic Beach, NY A View From The Stands  
John Scrimgeour Author The 1986 Mets: Liberation and Failure  
Michael Shapiro Columbia University Bottom of the Ninth
Andrew Sparberg Technical Career Institute May 1957: Two Games and a Week That Foretold The Future  
Ray Stilwell  Williamsville, NY The Decline and Loss of the New York Mets Radio Network  
Ira Stolzenberg Farmingdale State College How the 1962 Amazin' Mets Mended the Broken Heart of a Brooklyn Dodgers Fan  
Elizabeth Strom University of South Florida How "Green" Is Your Outfield? Sustainability Practices at Citi Field and in the MLB Co-Author with Robert Brinkmann
Charlie Vascellaro Baltimore, MD The King and I - Remembering and Writing About Dave Kingman  
Jim Walters St. John's University Mets and Religion
Russell Wolinsky   The Era Between June 15, 1977 and June 15, 1983  
Matthew Yeazel Anne Arundel Community College From Two Pair to a Straight Flush: What to do With Flushing?