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MICKEY MANTLE RUMORS

Honoring A Great Yankee On His Birthday

It isn't often that we take the time to honor a member of the Yankees. But, today we will make an exception. To those of us who faintly remember baseball in the late '50s and early '60s, Mickey Mantle—despite his pinstripes—was an icon. He was a five-tool player before there were five-tool players. His Hall Of Fame numbers speak for themselves—.298 BA, .421 OBP...
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Derek Jeter’s final career at-bat (Video)

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter hit an RBI infield single at Boston’s Fenway Park in the final at-bat of his 20-year career on Sunday. Jeter has officially hung up his pinstripes. It was the 3,465th hit of his career— 6th on the all-time list. Check out the video: 
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
September 28, 2014  |  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

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...
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...
Via The Other Paper
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's family donates $40K to Sandy fund

Mickey Mantle's family has donated $40,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The money was raised by an online auction of the baseball Hall of Famer's 1960 contract with the New York Yankees. New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie, who leads the fund, says the Mantle family called New Jersey home for 18 years while Mantle played for the Yankees. Mantle'...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mantle 'corked' bat won't be auctioned

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....
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mantle family denies Mickey's use of a corked bat

Earlier this month, there was a report that a corked bat being sold at auction belonged to none other than New York Yankees great, Mickey Mantle. While this certainly wasn’t going to ruin the reputation of the legendary Hall of Fame outfielder to his legions of fans, it did bring a level of discouragement to the Mantle family, and they decided to hit back at what they say is an...
Via The Victory Formation
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss
DEFENDING THE NAME

Mantle family: Mickey didn't cheat

Mickey Mantle’s family issued a statement and retained a law firm on Monday to dispute the allegation that the Hall of Famer used a corked bat when he played.

Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kid Forks Buddy Over Mickey Mantle Card

The other day, the internet exploded when word came out that "Baseball Wives" star Anna Benson beat up (or is "bludgeoned" the proper term?) Cheri Knoblauch with a 12-inch *****.Now, there's a story hitting the wires of a 17-year-old forking his buddy teen over a Mickey Mantle baseball card.Here's this from Philly.com (via Deadspin): A central Pennsylvania...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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