Ball Four – Jim Bouton

Quite possibly the most influential book written about baseball prior to Money Ball, Jim Bouton’s inside tale of his time with the upstart Seattle Pilots in 1969 was a controversial, never before seen look into the dugouts, locker rooms and bullpens of Major League Baseball. Since it was published in 1970, many other players have written memoirs and journal style books of their...
Via Burning River Baseball
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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s In A Number, Toews Legendary Comparison

As sports fans we all like to compare today’s stars to yesteryear’s greats, whether we compare Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle or Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, it is something that we all do. It helps us to appreciate greatness we are watching as we marvel over the next best thing while comparing the greats has started many great bar stool debates over the years. So sit back, relax...
Via Sports Mockery
7 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: 
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Mickey Mantle Hits 400th Home Run

On September 10, 1962, Mickey Mantle hit his 400th career home run to assist the New York Yankees in a 3-1 away victory over the Detroit Tigers. The game started with Al Kaline hitting a solo home run off of Ralph Terry in the first inning. Mantle answered with the historic home run, a solo, in the fifth. The Yankees pulled it together in the ninth when Richardson scored off of a...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: This Creepy Mr. Peanut Costume

It’s no secret, you can find just about anything on eBay. And as the Baseball Continuum points out, when it comes to baseball memorabilia…the auction website has been home to some of the oddest finds imaginable. Consider these gems…Cy Young’s coffee pot (and pocket knife), a very freaky Mr. Met costume, Stan Musial’s wallet, Mickey Mantle’s music and Mike Trout’s Little...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's Texas drivers license on auction for half a million

A Mickey Mantle baseball card might not be the most valuable card collectors are after.  The New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer's Texas drivers license is up for grabs on Ebay for a price tag of $500,000.  The seller doesn't say how he obtained the license, but states that the winner will be "the only person in the world to have this amazing personal item from...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 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

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
August 21, 2014  |  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

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.
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

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

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
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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
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