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This day in baseball: The Mick cashing in

On December 13, 1961, Mickey Mantle signed a contract for the 1962 season with the Yankees for $82,000.  Up to this point, only Joe DiMaggio had ever been paid more by the New York club.


1993 Cardtoons: Review

I am still sorting through boxes of cards that were recently given to me; it has been fun to look through cards that I never owned and never knew existed.  402 more words


An Interview With Robert Lipsyte, Outgoing ESPN Ombudsman

Robert Lipsyte spent the last 18 months as ESPN’s Ombudsman. His final column, entitled “Serving Sports Fans Through Journalism,” ran on Wednesday. Prior to his role as the Ombudsman, he spent over two decades at the New York Times as a copyboy, reporter, and columnist and separately  2,001 more words


Five Statistical Facts about Harmon Killebrew

One of my favorite home run hitters in history is Harmon Killebrew. Sure, a lot of it is because he signed an autograph for me through the mail half of my life ago. 385 more words


Mickey Mantle's Hall of Fame speech

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974, Mickey Mantle had an eighteen-year career with the New York Yankees.  As a switch hitter during my high school softball years, I can’t help but hold a spot in my heart for Mantle.  39 more words