Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/13/13
Mickey Mantle might have been accused of doing a lot of things during his career, but cheating wasn't one of them. And the Mantle family wants to keep it that way. Days after Grey Flannel Auctions sent out a press release about an upcoming auction of a corked 1964 bat Mantle allegedly used, Mantle's family issued a statement and retained a law firm to stop the auction. "Our Dad loved, revered and dedicated his whole life and professional career to the game of baseball. He persevered through devastating injuries to play 18 seasons for the New York Yankees and won seven World Series and many awards. The legacy of our Dad's professionalism, perseverance and integrity has endured for more than 43 years since his retirement from baseball and is a testament to his status as an icon in American sports and culture. "Recently, an on-line sports memorabilia marketer promoted an outrageously false, misleading and deceptive claim, apparently for a quick buck and publicity, that it was selli...
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