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Watch Eight Of The Longest Home Runs Ever Hit In Baseball

Home runs are an exciting part of baseball. It’s difficult to hit one, but when it’s done, there’s no better feeling than blasting that ball out of the park. The longest home run is credited to Mickey Mantle, the distance is said to be somewhere near 630 ft. That impressive number is nearly impossible to beat, there’s a few players who have come close. Here’s eight of the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Ted Williams Goes Mad

On August 7, 1956, Boston Red Sox left-fielder Ted Williams spit at fans when he came off the field after letting a fly ball hit by Mickey Mantle hit the ground, he was fined $5000. When the ball dropped Mantle reached second and Williams was charged with an error. Yogi Berra  was next at bat. Williams caught the ball he hit. The crowd was still booing and taunting him...
Via Grandstand University
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour...": William Blake had to be writing about the 2014 Yankees.

Last night, we experienced eternity in an hour, with the commercial breaks. The gods treated us to a perfect microcosm of the '14 Yankees: Fall behind, mount comeback - because the opponent sucks - reach tie, raise glimmer of hope... and blow it. It was like a journey back to 1968 - the sad farewell tour for Mickey Mantle, and the second season of our 10-year drought, when the...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Saturday Baseball Post

For this Saturday it’s the last day in May, and my wife and I are on the New Jersey shore for a wedding (congrats Brett and Kelly!) where the Yankees fandom pretty much dominates things. (And since I am a baseball weirdo) I think it’s really cool to walk this beach and think about a Saturday much like today back in the 1960′s when Mickey Mantle was going to be in the lineup...
Via Diamond Hoggers
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

On this date, Mickey Mantle hit against the over-shift...

"There it goes, it's out-a-here." Number 500.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mike Trout the Modern Day Mickey Mantle?

Mickey Mantle is undoubtedly  my favorite player of all-time. Some people find it a bit usual when I tell them that a player I never actually got to see play, let alone even remember when he was alive, is the baseball player I idolize. But how can you not? Whether it was Mantle’s power that […]
Via The Majors National
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 21, 1994

Cleveland Indians first baseman Eddie Murray hits home runs from both sides of the plate in a game for the 11th time in his career to break the record set by Mickey Mantle. Cleveland beats the Twins, 10 – 6. ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama honors legendary Jackie Robinson

April 1st marked the release of Tommy Bahama's 2014 "Collector's Edition" Major League Baseball shirt honoring the legendary Jackie Robinson. The shirt is released in plenty of time for Jackie Robinson day. MLB has marked April 15, as the date the entire game will pay tribute to, not only a Hall of Famer, but also one of the most influential people to put...
Via The GM's Perspective
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Q and A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 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...
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

Bizarre -- Mickey Mantle's handwritten deathbed speech up for auction

Mickey Mantle's handwritten deathbed speech is up for auction. Which is just bizarre. [The Other Paper]The speech was televised from the Baylor University Medical Center on July 12, 1995. Mick died 4 weeks later. How the family doesn't possess this is just nuts.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Mickey Mantle's handwritten note from death bed speech up for auction

In 1995, Mickey Mantle gave an emotional farewell speech from his hospital bed at the Baylor University Medical Center.In the speech, Mantle famously pleaded with fans, "Please don't do drugs and alcohol. God only gave us one body."Unfortunately, the ex-Yankees legend passed away four weeks after delivering the speech at the age of 63, suffering from liver cancer, cirrhosis...
Via Bush League Chronicle
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

Yankee Greats – Mickey Mantle

John G. Zimmerman/SI Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer In my series on Yankee greats, I have written about Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter and Joe DiMaggo. This article is my favorite thus far though. It is about my favorite Yankee of all-time, Mickey Mantle. So here goes. As Bob Sheppard says, ” Number 7, Mickey Mantle, Number 7. ” Mickey Charles Mantle was born on October...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

61 in '61

In 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the nation’s youngest president, The Dick Van Dyke show premiered, and Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut in space. 1961 was also the year of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. The M&M boys. As members of the 1961 New York Yankees, Maris and Mantle chased the ghost of Babe Ruth, vying to break Ruth’s single-season...
Via The Sports Post
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scrapbooking and scorecards

I wrote a memory piece of whimsy over at It's About the Money, Stupid that featured names like Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone, Harmon Killebrew and others. Check it out.
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Jerry Coleman; A Baseball Player And Human Treasure

Most every organization has their own Ralph Kiner, a legendary figure who didn’t carve out his career with the New York Mets, but became to define the franchise in the broadcast booth. The San Diego Padres’ Kiner was Jerry Coleman, who played second base for the Yankees, spanning the end of the Joe DiMaggio and beginning of the Mickey Mantle eras. He was so much more than a guy...
Via New York Mets Report
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama presents and evening with Willie Mays

Tommy Bahama is becoming the go-to brand to signify the best of the best when it comes to vintage baseball wear, and showcasing the legends of the game. In April, they introduced their Tommy Bahama "Collectors Edition" Major League Baseball shirts. The San Francisco Giants Willie Mays shirt and the Mickey Mantle shirt are the kind of apparel any baseball fan would...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York City Baseball The Golden Age 1947-1957 Review

New York City was a fertile ground for baseball following World War II. Jackie Robinson’s debut in Brooklyn, Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, Mickey Mantle’s emergence, and the twilight of Joltin’ Joe’s career in the Bronx highlighted an unprecedented era of success for baseball teams in the city. The United States was thriving in the post-war world...
Via Around Citi
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

"I've often wondered how a man who knew he was going to die could stand here and say he was the luckiest man in the world." Mickey Mantle Day 1969

  Mel Allen starts it off. Pat Summerall holds back tears. Twelve teammates are introduced from 12 American League pennant-winning teams. Joe Collins, Gene Woodling, Gil McDougal, Eddie Lopat, Elston Howard, Tom Tresh, Joe Pepitone, Bobby Richardson, Whitey Ford, Jerry Coleman and a fellow named Rizzuto.Mel Allen introduces Mickey to an ovation that lasts a remarkable 9 minutes...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's Contract Raises Money for Hurricane Sandy Relief

You know you’re a revered figure when you’re providing good for the world with a piece of paper you signed more than 50 years ago. But, then again, we probably don’t need to tell you that Mickey Mantle is a revered figure. He’s revered across the entire nation, but nowhere more than in New York, and the surrounding areas where fans cheered for him and his heroic baseball...
Via YanksinExile.com
November 16, 2013  |  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
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