TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1956 – Mickey Mantle becomes all-time home run leader for switch hitters when he belts his 136th career round-tripper, a two-out homer in the top of the ninth that ties the score in the Yankees’ eventual extra inning 8-7 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park. ‘The Mick’ will nearly quadruples the mark, extending the record to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Frazier receives apology from Suzyn Waldman over Mickey Mantle story

One of the big stories to emerge on Wednesday was a report saying New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier asked the team about wearing Mickey Mantle’s retired No. 7 jersey. That report appears to have been debunked, complete with an apology.Frazier tweeted hours after the story began circulating to say that he received an apology from Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, who started...
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April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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December 14, 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...
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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....
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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.
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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...
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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...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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