View Larger Image Hope Lodge PSA Danny and David Mantle public service announcement for Hope Lodge in NY City Randall2016-12-12T13:05:13-06:00July 26th, 2014|Charities, Video|8 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Raising Money for Veterans Gallery Raising Money for Veterans Mantles film PSA at Yankee Stadium Gallery Mantles film PSA at Yankee Stadium Hope Lodge Dedication Gallery Hope Lodge Dedication Bob Costas NBC Gallery Bob Costas NBC Dick Schaap & Chris Berman ESPN Gallery Dick Schaap & Chris Berman ESPN 8 Comments peter. sofio May 11, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply Yes I was mickeys best can I loved him very much as a ball player and tried to be like him all the time playing ball but I was sad to hear about his mistakes he made and sorry to hear about his death and fight with cancer and now I was told I have rectal and lung cancer and I hope that I could some how survive this dreafull thing Terry Berg June 25, 2017 at 11:32 pm - Reply Hello, Loved Mickey all my life going back to 1955 as a young boy. Today, reading about him my heart aches. How I looked up to him. He was my childhood in a life that was otherwise disastrous. Reading the box scores first thing in the morning to see what Mickey and the Yanks did was the most important thing in my life. He gave me a life that I believe God provided for me. How I loved the game. I am now 70 yrs old with liver disease (Cirrhosis caused by Hep C) but I have been blessed in this life that started when I learned about Mickey Mantle from my older brother. When I learned of Mickey’s passing I was at work. Most that knew me knew how I loved him. I received condolences. When I got home my wife was very supportive. My only regret was that I never made it to one of his signings, but though finding this site has brought back some pain, I hope it will also bring back many fond memories. For those responsible for this site, a huge thank you and God Bless. Sincerely Terry Bruce Anderson September 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply Mickey Mantle was my favorite baseball player ever. Growing up I got to watch him on the weekends and always pulled for the NY Yankees. I was fortunate to play softball with Mickey Mantle Jr. in Richardson and met Mickey on three occasions. Once flying home from Tulsa from visiting my Grandmother in the hospital I ran into Mickey and Mickey Jr. on the plane. Said hi to Mickey Jr. and he introduced me to his Dad who game me a signed picture of him when he represented an Atlantic City casino. He was very nice and very cordial. Being a fellow Oklahoman it was very special. I always met him again at a golf tournament I played in and saw him a couple of times at Ruth’s Chris’s Steakhouse on Cedar Springs, a local favorite of his. I was so sorry when he passed away even after receiving a transplant and I was so shocked when Mickey Jr. passed away as well. May they rest in peace. Dale Jones March 7, 2018 at 8:34 pm - Reply Mickey was my favorite baseball player either. My dad would encourage to eat something or try something new . He always “well Mickey Mantle eats it or does it “ i would then jump to it. I think out of all the baseball games I ever attended and the greats I have seen as a kid seeing Mickey hit a home run at Tiger stadium was the greatest. I will always love The Mick. I cried when the Mick passed away. I miss him still. Thanks Mick Dan Damon April 14, 2019 at 4:29 pm - Reply First, my best to the Mickey Mantle Family. After reading Mickeys complete story, and his personal struggles with his expectations, no doubt mickey wanted that as well, with his courageous speech toward his life’s end, as humble and truthful as I have heard. Yes, like so many others of us young guys in the 50’s and 60’s, Mickey was my #1 favorite baseball player. So much so, I attended his Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford Fantasy Camp at age 39 in 1989 and 1990, play with the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Yankees, including memorable chats with the guys. I also played piano for the guys after the games at the Ft Lauder dale Marriot, and wrote a song for the camp ‘Fantasy Dream Com True’. The next day, Mickey called me over in the dug-out and complemented me and my music I saw the real Mickey Mantle with sentiment and heart filled appreciation. My wife and I recently lost our home and most all memorabilia, including my video taps of the games We played ,-Enos Slaughter,89, coach, and Johnny Blanchard, 90 coach. If there is any way to get a copy of the video tapes I would be so thankful. I also had Prostate Cancer in 2013. and totally respect and appreciate your cause. Please contact as I would like to help and talk further with email. Alan Lee August 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm - Reply To say that Mick was my hero is understating his status to me. There has never been or ever will be a baseball player as beautiful to watch, as sad to pray for, as electric no matter what he did, as Mickey Mantle. He had flaws and injuries but you would never know it when he swung that clean white bad that he gripped below the bottom. He ran so fluidly that his speed was eclipsed by his grace. I would stack up Mantles 10 best years to anyone else who played or is currently playing and argue that there simply has been no one better ever. Number 7 will live forever within me. John February 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm - Reply Growing up in New York and watching games on WPIX channel 11 was as normal as having dinner. I broke up many a game in the street when my mother would call out and say the Yankees are on. My friends would get pretty ticked that I’d leave in the middle of our own game, but again, the Yankees were on. I have a large walk-in closet now and the top level is devoted to the 1960s Yankees, most of it Mickey. He was everything a boy wanted to look up to. I remember as a kid the first book I ever read was the Mickey Mantle story in paperback. I couldn’t seem to read any other book about a horse or JFK or anything else, but finally, in sixth grade, I devoured that book. Like the rest of us, we cried when we heard of his passing and as men now we understood he was just a man, but how thankful we all are, that we grew up in a time that was Mickey Mantle. Anthony September 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm - Reply Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s lent something special to any young boy. If you were smart enough to be a NY Yankee fan your idol had to be none other than The Mick. On the field he was a class act. God sent us the perfect example of what a baseball player should look like and play like. He gave us a thrill every time he appeared, and he was our super hero. We all wanted to be like him when we grew up. As he became older in life it was evident that while God gave us a perfect example of a baseball player he wasn’t the most perfect dad, nor husband He paid the price to be away from his family. He was just a good human being who made some mistakes in life, as we all do. That being said his accomplishments on and off the field should never be forgotten nor overlooked. He never though he was special and owned up to his mistakes right up until the day he died. Baseball today is much different than it was then and players today no matter what their accomplishments are never give us the thrill and feeling that Mickey did. He was and will always be special and there could never be another Mickey Mantle. My best to the Mantle family and to David and Danny’s dedication in continuing to honor their father and mothers memory. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.