View Larger Image New Family Photo Discovered! “I recently came across this old photo from 1963. It’s my favorite picture of me and my Dad!” Danny Mantle Randall2016-12-12T11:30:33-06:00July 21st, 2014|News|21 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to Houston Gallery Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to Houston Raising Money for Veterans Gallery Raising Money for Veterans Mickey Mantle Day – Tulsa, OK Gallery Mickey Mantle Day – Tulsa, OK Hurricane Sandy Gallery Hurricane Sandy Ford, Mantle and Berra Gallery Ford, Mantle and Berra 21 Comments Dave Gravelle January 3, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply Without a doubt, a great photo of Danny and my favorite player or all time. Did you know that Mickey had a higher stolen base percentage than both Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente? When he needed to steal a base, he could. Just saying. Andy Songer May 29, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply Your Dad retired the Spring before I was born. I am from Cincinnati and there is no reason I should be a Mickey Mantle fan, but I am. thank you for sharing him with us, still. Carol Davis from Claremore Oklahoma June 3, 2015 at 6:35 am - Reply What a beautiful picture of a dad loving his son! I have to say that I really have never seen a son look anymore like his father than does Danny…so handsome. My poem is just a tribute to a fellow Oklahoma that belonged to the baseball and celebrity world. I remember seeing him on Good Morning America I think when he was needing a liver transplant…so sad…but his attitude seemed so wonderful. Another Okie, Carol Davis, 68 retired teacher (taught 41 years) Pete DiGiovanni June 10, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply This picture shows another side of the greatest player of his era. We miss you Mick. Peter Schicchi July 5, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply My childhood Idol nobody ever hit a ball as far as this man could. When He first came up he was very fast untill he hurt his knee I always wonder how much better he would havr been if that did not happen the man played in pain allmost his whole career .love the picture of you and your Dad. firstname.lastname@example.org July 10, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply Started watching Mickey Mantel in 1951.He quickly became my favorite base ball player and that never changed…..We have been to his restaurant in New York and continue to watch for news about him..Love him dearly.. Jodie Rife Jr Lexington, Kentucky Bryan Wickel July 11, 2015 at 11:55 pm - Reply I was born in 1967 one year before Mick retired. I grew up loving baseball more than life! I can’t even look at a Yankee uniform without thinking of Mickey Mantle! Clearly one of the greatest players that ever graced the old Yankee Stadium! Mickey.. from the way you carried yourself up to the plate, to the way you ran bases after a home run. You are classic in every sense of the way the ball players of old played the game. Wished I could have been there to see you play live. From the old footage to the prints I have on the wall of my office of you, you are greatly loved in this household! You are missed Mickey!! rusty melvin July 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Reply I meet you and David and your son at the roger Maris dinner at RuthChris I was there to see my college coach bob cerv. you were so nice and I got those pictures we took. it was one of my all time favorite moments. David Gardner August 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply Was a rabid Mickey Fan beginning in 1952. Followed the yankee games on radio and Tv religously. Had two Sons, David and Kelly who were also Mick and Yankee fans.Am now 81 yrs. old and lost my Son Dave at age 59 as he was an Alcoholic. Richard June 30, 2016 at 8:52 am - Reply Great moment, captured and frozen in time. Mickey Mantle, America, Chevrolet and Apple pie!! When the country was great! Dan McDevitt January 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply I have been a Yankee fan since I was 5.I am now 68 and love the Yankee even more.Your Dad was my Idol,and all the rest of the Yankee Greats he played with.We miss you Mick. Buck Sheward June 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply Mickey along with Jim Shoulders and OU Football (Bud Wilkerson) brought Oklahoma out of the dust bowl era into national prominence. Mick and Jim were childhood idols/heroes making me proud to be an Okie. Watching Mick and Roger Maris during the HR feat was another highlight of his career. What a man; what a legacy. Thomas Lambert January 4, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply Great picture of the greatest baseball player ever and a son who lives to honor his Father. So good talking with you today, Danny. While I never met your Dad, I feel the connection by talking with you. To this day, my life is constantly enriched by the Mick. Number 7 is and always be my favorite number. By faith, I will meet your Dad at Heavens Gates. Most likely, there’ll be a long line waiting for autographs. R.S. Clement March 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply What a wonderful picture of you and your dad. I became a Mickey Mantle fan the summer of my 2/3rd grade in 59. I can also remember searching the base Commissary cereal shelves for a 1961 Post Cereal baseball card of the Mick. My father was stationed at Griffiss A.F.B. upper state New York at the time. Then and forever a New York Yankee fan. Thank you for sharing your father for all those years. We will miss him and his power home run swing! Susan brandl May 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply I have been a Yankees fan since I was probably 9 or 10 my dad was a semi-pro baseball player he was a catcher I love the Yankees and Danny having that you you are awesome Neal Klipfel June 30, 2019 at 7:55 am - Reply The Mick officially had 536 regular season home runs. Unofficially, however, I easily arrive at a total of 872, putting him ahead of Bonds and at the top of the list in the game’s history. First, he averaged 96 walks a season over 18 illustrious crusades. In contrast, the Say Hey Kid averaged 66 walks in his stellar career. Pitchers simply never gave The Mick a good pitch to hit. If he also had been able to average 66 walks a season (30 fewer), he would have had an additional 540 at bats in his career (30 A.B.’s times 18 seasons). Since his home run ratio was 22 percent, an additional 540 A.B.’s nets him 120 more homers for a total of 656. Next, he played at Yankee Stadium whose dimensions were 463 feet in center field and 457 feet in left center field. The Mick himself was want to say that he lost an average of 12 home runs each season batting right handed by hitting a long Stadium fly out that would have been a homer in any other ball park on the Planet. Twelve additional homers in each of 18 seasons nets him another 216 round trippers. Adding 216 to the above total of 656 and we’ve arrived at a grand total of 872 lifetime, let alone hundreds of more runs batted in, perhaps exceeding the magical 2,000 for his career. The upshot: Move over Barry. The Mick is Number One. Charles Burge July 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm - Reply I am a retired police officer with 46 years of service. I am not one to say this about just anyone. Mickey Mantle was my hero as a little boy and that is an understatement as to how much I idolized him. As an adult he was still my hero. There will never be a player like Mickey Mantle. I still follow the Yankees but none of them come close to being another MICKEY MANTLE. Frea Tumarkin January 2, 2020 at 11:55 am - Reply My sister and I went to Yankee Stadium when The Mick, our favorite player – number one was there. Terry Sawyer January 17, 2020 at 7:02 pm - Reply This was one of my heroes growing up and proud of this Oklahoman Thanks Dannie and David for coming to Tulsa to sign autographs it made our day I have a three ring collection now and just bought 50 some cards not old ones reprint most but I’m proud of them thank you all God bless come back to Oklahoma Shane Fleming June 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm - Reply When I was about 15, I played in a Mickey Mantle baseball league. I didn’t enjoy it to the fullest because I was suffering mentally which I still do now. Although I didn’t see Mickey Mantle play on T.V. I know he was a great player and a great man. John Wiebe February 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. We were to poor for televison and only got a radio in about 1958 or so. When the Twins came to Minnesota, I was able to o listen to the Yankees play when ever they came to Minneapolis. Mickey was and always will be my favourite ball player. Bought baseball cards like many other kids and in 1965 found a Mickey Mantle card in my pack of Topps. Sold it in about 1985 for $275.00 and I’ll never know why I did that. As a kid always dreamed of someday seeing him play as Minneapolis was only 8 hours from my home but it wasn’t to be. In 1998 while my family was living in Pennsylvania for a couple of years, we came to New York to watch a game in the stadium where Mickey played but as luck would have it, the game was called without getting started on account of a fierce thunder storm that flooded the outfield. What a disapointment! Never had another opportunity. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.