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BrooklynFans Of Books: “I’m Keith Hernandez”

I’m Keith Hernandez

By Keith Hernandez

Little, Brown & Company, 352 pages, $28.00; available today, May 15th

Keith Hernandez is known for being an accomplished baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.

Hernandez won the 1979 Most Valuable Player and the 1982 World Series with St. Louis and was a key part of the Mets’ 1986 World Championship team, a consummate fan favorite here in New York.

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Gavitt Tipoff Games Include SJU-Rutgers & Seton Hall-Nebraska

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin with his team in a huddle last season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Big East and Big Ten Conferences released the 2018 lineup for the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday.

St. John’s will be taking on Rutgers on Friday, November 16 in Piscataway, N.J., while Seton Hall will be taking on Nebraska on Wednesday, November 14.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Fox Hunt”

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi

William Morrow. $27.99

Mohammed Al Samawi came to the United states in May 2015, and he has been involved in many NGOs an interfaith groups.

Al Samawi is a fellow at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on combating extremism in Yemen and the MENA region by engaging Imams who are outspoken critics of the West.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Davey’s “Wild Ride in Baseball”

Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond

By Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman

Triumph Books, available Tuesday, May 15, 400 pages, $26.95

Davey Johnson is known here in New York mostly for winning the 1986 World Series as manager of the Mets.

Johnson was also well-known for being the guy teams hired when they needed a manager who would help them improve, such was the case with the Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Washington Nationals.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Michael Imperioli’s Debut Novel

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

By Michael Imperioli

Akashic Books, Brooklyn, NY, 270 pages, hardcover, $25.95

Actor Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award.

Imperioli wrote five Sopranos episodes, and he was the co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, which was directed by Spike Lee.

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NYCFC Ties LAFC

(NYCFC’s David Villa with a header on Sunday night in LA – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club tied Los Angeles FC, 2-2, on the road Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium.

NYCFC is now 6-3-2, with 21 points, tied for second place with the Columbus Crew and four points behind Atlanta for the top spot in the East.

In the 12th minute, NYCFC’s Anton Tinnerholm took a shot from outside the box that struck LAFC’s Edward Atuesta’s outstretched hand, resulting in a penalty confirmed by Video Assisted Review.

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Stanton Sizzles To Lead Yankees To Series Win

(Giancarlo Stanton in the batting cage on Friday night – Photo by Jason Schott)

Giancarlo Stanton had a big afternoon to lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon at The Stadium.

The Yankees took two of three from Oakland to finish the homestand with a record of 7-2.

The Yankees have now won 19 of their last 22 games, and are now 28-12, tied with Boston for the best record in the American League East and the entire league.

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Red Bulls Roll To Win In Colorado

(Danny Royer – Courtesy Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls went on the road and came out with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.

The Red Bulls have now hit their stride, winners of three straight games and they have improved their record to 6-3-0, with 18 points, in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

The victory was the Red Bulls’ first in Colorado since 2007, snapping a 0-5-1 streak in Commerce City.

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