Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers’ go-to lawyer

It’s been known for years that any Broncos player or coach who needs legal help hires Harvey Steinberg. For the Steelers, the knee-jerk barrister has become Robert Del Greco Jr. The son of a former Yankee whose possessions include a photo of himself as a baby being held by Mickey Mantle (maybe they should have named…
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David Ortiz passes Mickey Mantle on all-time home run list

BOSTON — David Ortiz improved his career home run total in the most fitting way. The Red Sox designated hitter smacked a solo shot to the center field bleachers in the eighth inning Thursday against the New York Yankees. It was Ortiz’s 537th career blast, which helped him pass Yankees legend Mickey Mantle for 17th on the all-time list. The home run was Ortiz’s 34th of...
September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary NY writer Pepe, co-author of Mantle autobio, dies at 80

NEW YORKPhil Pepe, a revered baseball writer who spent more than five decades chronicling sports in New York, has died. He was 80.Pepe died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Englewood, New Jersey, his son, David, told The Associated Press.A longtime New York Yankees beat writer who covered Hall of Fame stars from Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson, Pepe also authored...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rare Mantle rookie card fetches more than $500K at auction

DALLASA rare Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie card has sold at auction for more than $500,000.Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the pristine card sold Thursday night to a collector who wanted to remain anonymous for $525,800. A Heritage statement said the price set a record for a Mantle rookie card.The '52 Mantle rookie card has long been the most valuable postwar baseball card...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle rookie card sells for nearly $500K

I hope you’re sitting down. Back in August, the sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 baseball card made headlines when it sold at auction for a whopping $382,400 - a record of sorts for the iconic piece of cardboard. Until now. Sunday, another Mantle Topps rookie card (also graded PSA 8) broke the bank after selling on eBay for - get this - $486,100 plus $250 shipping...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

1957 American League MVP controversy

One was a lanky outfielder whose presence in the batter’s box automatically elicited cheers from the Fenway faithful. The other was a mainstay in pinstripes, compiling legendary statistics while riddled by injuries throughout his career. Ted Williams. Mickey Mantle. Coming off his Triple Crown season of ’56, Mantle won the 1957 American League Most Valuable Player Award....
Via The Sports Post
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's driver's license on eBay for big bucks

Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That...
Via Busted Coverage
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle’s deathbed letter from speech to hit auction block

Micky Mantle's famous deathbed handwritten letter from his speech is set to hit the auction block, with bidding starting at $10,000.
Via Gamedayr
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hand-written notes from Mickey Mantle's deathbed speech up for auction

Legendary Yankee Mickey Mantle's hand-written notes from his emotional farewell address given on July 12, 1995 from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas while recovering from a liver transplant are soon going up for auction, according to TMZ Sports. The speech, which begged his fans, "Please don't do drugs and alcohol," was written on the back of a PGA golf tour scorecard...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's handwritten death bed speech up for auction

The hand-scribbled notes from Mickey Mantle's emotional farewell address — recited from his deathbed — is about to hit the auction block. The legendary speech —  televised from the Baylor University Medical Center on July 12, 1995 —  includes the hard-living Mantle begging his fans, "Please don't do drugs and alcohol. God only gave us one body."Mantle died just 4 weeks...
Via The Other Paper
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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