20 years ago mickey died. 20 years ago I was sad talking to a dozen of young baseball players about great Mickey Mantle. I’am still sad today 20 years remembering MICKEY
My father Doug Pierce worked with Mickey for 10 Years at Reserve Life Insurance. From 1974 to 1984. The Mickey we knew cared more about his sons than baseball. He really cared about people. Even visited a sick kid on our block. He took his appearances sincerely. What ever he did, golf, business, even shooting pool. Mick gave it his best.
Mickey is my favorite of all time
My favorite athlete of all time the great mickey mantle.there will never be another like him god bless you mickey.
The Greatest ball player I ever saw. You did not have to be looking, when he came to the plate the whole stadium was buzzing. I got to see him play in old Griffith Stadium a couple of times when I was a kid. He hit a couple of homers.
Growing up Mickey Mantle was my idol, bigger than life. When my father took me Yankee Stadium and I saw Mickey giving out autographs to all the kids my jaw dropped and I froze; he waved to me and I waved back then he had to go about his business. You know every kid tried to copy his batting stance and wanted #7 on the back of their uniform in Little League. I’m 71 now and still have fond memories of yesteryear.
Mickey Mantle izz da gr8est baseball player EVER!!!!! He my hero and he da G.O.A.T. (gr8est of all time) I luv the mick. Wish I cood c him hit da 656′ hr
I am 71 years old, and still today I have two heroes. John Wayne and Mickey Mantle. I wish I could have seen Mickey Mantle play in person, but I definitely watched him on tv. To this day there is no ballplayer that could have done what he did, to play for 18 years in pain. Today players go on the injured list with sore wrists or blister on their heel. The Mickey played with a torn ACL, before they knew what an ACL was. How many players could or would do that today? Mickey Mantle will always be the greatest.
Just wonder…did Mickey play sandlot baseball?
Yes, he did in Commerce, OK on the old Alkali mine flats.
I’m 71, and grew up in Snow, Oklahoma, which is in Southeast Oklahoma. When growing up, we had one television set that was in our living room. I can remember eating in the kitchen and Mickey Mantle coming up to bat on our TV and the whole family would run to the living room to watch him bat. He was an idol to all of us, he was bigger than life! We were so proud of the Mick!
Mickey Mantle was the best ball player I ever saw. Forget all his personal life and problems off the field. If he would have never hit that drain in right center field in his first World Series playing next to Joe DiMaggio, he would have been the home run king and held all the records in baseball. Now with the era of the steroid boys, sadly all the legitimate records are being erased. No one I have ever seen play the game had more natural ability then Mickey. Now with all the training and muscle building in sports all you see is injury after injury. Mickey was solid natural muscle.We may never see another ball player like him again.
Mickey Mantle is by far my all time favorite player. He in my opinion is the greatest of all time. I grew up in a time when Mickey was virtually evey kids favorite and we all wanted to play like the Mick.
It was 1953 and I was in the hospital having surgery. My dad walked in with something under his arm and it turned out to be a Rawlings glove withn Mickey Mantle inscribed in it. I was 7 years old and immediatley became a fan of Mickey’s and the Yankees. Living in northeastern Ohio it wasn’t popular but I didn’t care. Sometimes I even slept with my “mitt”. I followed his career and watched him play on TV every chance I got. I was so sad knowing he was dying as he truly was my hero. RIP Mickey Mantle.
Lived Mickey Mantle, I was 12 when he came up in 1953, a Bronx girl, he was and always will be our hero, He accomplished more with his many injuries than the players who took steroids and pumped up, Love ya Mick!
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