"Yet even as the years grew lean, I became aware that my place in the game, the image people had of me, had taken on a kind of permanence." Mickey Mantle
"The name Mickey Mantle represents more than a great baseball player. It represents a state of mind." Randall Swearingen
2007 Heroes In Pinstripes
Can you name these Yankee greats? (answers below)
Center: Yogi Berra, Clockwise from top left: Moose
Skowron, Tony Kubek, Don Larsen, Johnny Blanchard, Tom Tresh, Bucky
Steve Whitaker, Dennis Rasmussen, Mickey Rivers, Mel Stottlemyer, Jake Gibbs and Bob Turley.
Other coaches included Goose Gossage, Frank Howard, Ron Davis, Don Zimmer, Chris Chamblis, Ross Moschitto and Mike Pagliarulo.
For more info please visit www.heroesinpinstripes.com
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Me & "The Mick" in 1994 @ Mickey Mantle's Week of Dreams
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This site is a tribute to one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Mickey Mantle. The Mick, a member of the baseball Hall of Fame, led the New York Yankees to the World Series 12 times during his career. Mickey Mantle, more than any other player in history, symbolized baseball and all that is good about it. His intense competitive spirit and his burning desire to win took him to heights few other players have ever reached. He still holds numerous records even after more than thirty years after he retired. Such records include fastest time to first base (3.1 seconds), longest home run (565 feet), most World Series home runs (18) to name but a few. His mighty home runs gave rise to the new term "Tape Measure Home Run". Mickey was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1974 and is still known today as the greatest switch hitter who ever lived. With his death in 1995, baseball truly lost one of it's last great heroes.
This web page contains a wealth of information that defines the man and the player known as Mickey Mantle. I was fortunate enough to meet Mickey twice in 1994. Once at a book signing and once at his fantasy camp. The fantasy camp was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have since visited his boyhood home in Commerce, OK, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Yankee Stadium and Mickey Mantle's Restaurant. This site contains photos from each of my experiences.
With this web page, I hope to allow today's youth the opportunity to sneak a peak back into history and get a glimpse of the great #7, Mickey Mantle so that his memory can live on forever.
RPSwearingen @ aol.com
MICKEY CHARLES MANTLE
(from the "Join Mickey's Team" organ donor card)
The best gift I ever got was on June 8, 1995 when an organ donor gave me and five other patients at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas the organs we needed to live. I guess you could say I got another time at bat.
Now I want to give something back. I can do that first by telling kids and parents to take care of their bodies. Don't drink or do drugs. Your health is the main thing you've got, so don't blow it.
Second, think hard about being an organ and tissue donor if the time ever comes. Sign this card, carry it with you, and let your family know how you feel.
Thanks for your prayers and kindness. I'll never be able to make up all I owe God and the American people. But if you will join me in supporting the cause of organ and tissue donation, it would be a great start.