MONTCLAIR, NJ - APRIL 29: Danny Mantle (L), Brandon Steiner (2nd L) and Joe Pepitone (3rd L) attend the press conference announcing Mickey Mantle Signed Contract Auction To Assist Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on April 29, 2013 in Montclair, New Jersey.
Here he is, national spotlight, big game, and he can't talk ... I was tapped on the shoulder to take over. And it really broke my heart. It made such a tremendous impression on me. To have that happen to the voice of the Yankees on a home run by Mickey Mantle in the World Series and to have it hit him then, it just showed me, we're all living by a thread.
Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball and Fielder is the game's best sidekick. Years from now, we may look back and decide Cabrera is Mickey Mantle and Fielder is Roger Maris. Or Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews. Or Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
A statistical comparison of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays is a baseball analyst’s dream ... Their prime years occurred at exactly the same time, with park conditions and rules virtually the same for both leagues.More quotes »
Anatomy of a weird triple play
's Johnny Roseboro and threw to third baseman Bobby Cox , who doubled off Tony Oliva . Cox fired to first baseman Mickey Mantle , who recorded the out against Bob Allison . It happened on a Monday night with 7,238 people in the stands.Friday's feat was remarkable Read more »
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