Enshrined in Cooperstown

On January 16, 1974, Mickey Mantle became just the seventh player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Mickey's buddy, Whitey Ford, also was elected making this the first time in history that two players from the same team were elected in the same year. Mantle was [...]

2016-12-12T11:30:37+00:00 August 12th, 1974|News, Radio, Storybook Moments|0 Comments

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

1 Arm, 2 Homers, 3 Game Sweep

As the 2nd place Detroit Tigers came to Yankee Stadium on September 1st, the Yankees held a slim 1 1/2 game lead over them. The Yankees won the first two games of the three game series. In the second game, on a check swing, Mickey badly pulled a muscle in his left forearm. He then [...]

2016-12-12T11:30:39+00:00 September 3rd, 1961|Radio, Storybook Moments|3 Comments

Birth of the Tape Measure Home Run

Only five days after Mickey Mantle Jr. was born, the Yankees were in Washington to play the Senators. Only 4,206 fans were in the stands that historic day as Chuck Stobbs was on the mound for the Senators facing 21 year old Mickey Mantle. In the top of the fifth inning, Mickey stepped to the [...]

2016-12-12T11:30:47+00:00 April 17th, 1953|Radio, Storybook Moments|14 Comments