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?
3 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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

Yankees Spring Training 1961

Spring training is here again, so we thought we’d share the best spring training photo shoot with you. In 1961, LIFE gave Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek a camera and assigned him the task of capturing his teammates during spring training. His teammates at the time included the legends Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, and Roger Maris. The amazing and fun photos were never published...
Via The Roosevelts
February 27, 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...
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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

The Top 10 Center Fielders In Baseball, Today

There is no position in the history of the game that has more of an illustrious history than center field. Decked out with the likes of Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Ken Griffey Jr, Joe Dimaggio, Tris Speaker and Mickey Mantle, reaching up rungs of the middle of the outfield means nothing less than immortality. And while the center fielders of today’s game still have quite a ways...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

RIP Ralph Kiner, a slugger who once dated Liz Taylor

Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger and Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died on Thursday at the age of 91. Though Kiner isn’t remembered as one of the greats of the game in the same context as Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle or Joe DiMaggio, he was still a fantastic player whose career was cut short by […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 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

Legendary Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman dies at 89

An important member of the New York Yankees family has died today, as second baseman Jerry Coleman passed away at the age of 89. Coleman played nine seasons – all with the Bronx Bombers – collecting a batting line of .263/.340/.339, with 16 home runs, 77 doubles, and 217 RBI. Most importantly, he helped lead the Yankees to four World Series championships in 1949, 1950, 1951...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: An Open Letter To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano (MLB GM) To Whom It May Concern: I know this will have no influence over any voting as current members and writer’s only vote, but I felt I had to express my opinion and observations not for myself, but ALSO for my son who is 3-years old. I’m 38 years old and live in New York. I grew up a big Mets fan and I got to see the Mets win the World...
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January 04, 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...
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...
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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

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

What if the Yankees did Nothing?

How disappointed would we be if the Yankees just passed on 2014? What if the Yankees decided to do nothing? What if they decided not to resign Cano? What if Granderson and Kuroda decided not to accept their tenders? What if we didn't go all in on Tanaka, McCann or Beltran? The Yankees have been to the playoff's 17 out the last 19 years... What if Hal...
Via YanksinExile.com
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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