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Former Twin Oliva partaking in third Minnesota All-Star Game

There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  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

For The Creepiest Sports Fan You Know, Here’s Mickey Mantle’s Deathbed Speech, Now Available At Auction

Getty Image Do you love the New York Yankees? Are you super f*cking morbid? HERE’S THE PERFECT GIFT. Grey Flannel Auctions is set to auction off a deathbed speech — you read that right, a deathbed speech — written and delivered by Yankees legend Mickey Mantle four weeks before his death in 1995. If that’s not creepy enough for you, it’s written on the back of a PGA tour...
Via With Leather
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

Mantle hits HR for Sandy victims

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

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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