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Baseball Photo Archives 2014-12-29T09:29:37+00:00

A small selection of historical photos

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  • Rookie Mickey Mantle in spring training - March 22, 1951

  • "Baptism by fire" Mickey facing Cleveland hurler Bob Feller in 1951

  • Mickey breaking up double play vs. Detroit Tigers - Sept. 15, 1951

  • Mickey's first World Series Home Run (vs. Brooklyn) - Oct. 06, 1952

  • Mickey and teammate Billy Martin Admiring the ball that Mickey hit 565' in Griffith Stadium - Apr. 17, 1953

  • Mickey unleashing another homer - Sept. 13, 1955

  • Posing for photographer during Triple Crown season - June 9, 1956

  • Clutch home run vs. Detroit Tigers - Sept. 3, 1961

  • Mickey hits 3 home runs (vs. Senators) - May 6, 1962

  • Making great catch to save extra base hit (vs. A's) - July 16, 1962


  1. David Thomas June 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    A friend of mine,Lou Lombardo, gave me a large picture (that Mickey signed) when he came to Rochester,New York years ago. Lou befriended Mickey as he (Lou) was a limo driver for Mickey when he came. I will always cherish Lou’s generosity,as Mickey was my favorite player. In 1972 Mickey came to Rochester for a Homerun Hitting contest at Red Wing Stadium against Joe Altobelli. When I went to work at the Rochester Airport the next morning around 7:30am who should I see getting out of a car but MICKEY MANTLE!!!!! I did not bother him but it was AWESOME seeing him in person………..Dave Thomas

  2. Herbert Haseneder August 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Simply the best…

  3. Frank Donlevie March 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I was two when Mickey and Roger Maris were dueling for the home run crown back in 53, but as a life long NY fan, lived in Ny for a while, attended many championship games at the stadium in years past…still Mickey is the one most populating my sports memorabilia wall. Met Mickey in his bar in NY in the late seventies when he was showing his age. Love Mickey and the Yankees ! Joe D, Mickey, Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Thurman Munson !!!!!!!

  4. DEan Diehl October 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    He was my favorite baseball player growing up. Loved his speed. When I came back from Korea in 1968 I got my only chance to go to one of his games. I was stationed at Ft. Belvoir and the Yankee’s were playing the Senator’s. May 30th he went 5 for 5, still got the ticket stub. That ticket and Wilts 100 point game are two cherished stubs.

  5. Charlie Hayes February 14, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    To Dean Diehl: I was in the USAF during the 60s. I was also stationed at Ft. Belvoir attending a tech school. I saw Mickey play the Senators many times. Me and my buddies got there early to watch batting practice. The Mick was was an awesome hitter! Best that ever played the game.

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