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Derek Jeter is to me what Mickey Mantle was to my father

Growing up in Brooklyn in the 50’s and 60’s, my father grew up a Yankees fan. Every young Yankee fan grew up idolizing him. Bill Crystal once said, “Mickey Mantle just was everything.” After Joe DiMaggio left, Mantle became the main attraction in the Bronx. 450 more words

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This Date in Baseball History - July 25


In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle locked up in, what was arguably, the greatest home run race in baseball history. The two New York Yankees teammates were chasing the great Babe Ruth and his single season home run record. 91 more words


We bid re2pectful adieu, to "The Captain"

The day is coming when we hear Bob Sheppard’s voice no more. His deep, raspy voice soon confined to the annals of history, reverberating off immortals in the clouds, serving as a reminder to the golden years of baseball.  999 more words


7-22-2014 | Dream Fragments | Hanging Out With Olga Kay

I had several dreams last night, but I only barely remember part of two detailed and nice/mostly positive connected dreams that I will type as one dream. 1,034 more words


Everyone in the 500 Home Run Club and Which Pitchers They Hit the Most Home Runs Against

My favorite group of players with a similar accomplishment is the 500 Home Run Club. The first was Babe Ruth and the most recent was… 512 more words


By The Numbers: Remembering The Iconic Mickey Mantle

By Father Gabe Costa
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We are at the All-Star Game juncture of the 2014 season. This year has become noteworthy for a number of reasons, not the least of which are the escalation in the number of teams using defensive shifts and a plethora of injuries. 832 more words


Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle

Tonight is Baseball’s All Star Game and it got me thinking about some of the baseball greats I have seen.  And, I thought of Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle appearing before a Congressional Committee on July 9, 1958, that was investigating the need for baseball antirust legislation.  305 more words