Mickey Mantle Day

In June of 1965, Yankees management feared that Mickey was at the end of his playing days so they announced that September 18 would be "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium. At that time, only four other Yankees had received such an honor. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra. Mickey, [...]

2016-12-12T11:30:38+00:00 September 18th, 1965|News, Radio, Storybook Moments|0 Comments

1st Indoor Home Run

The date was April 9, 1965. The place was the Houston Astrodome (the proclaimed Eighth Wonder of the World). 47,876 excited fans jammed into the Astrodome to watch the fist indoor major league baseball game as the Houston Astros took on Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees. Yankee manager Johnny Keane gave Mickey Mantle [...]

2016-12-12T11:30:39+00:00 April 9th, 1965|News, Radio, Storybook Moments|1 Comment