Over the past 3 1/2 years, I have received many nice emails and guestbook entries about this web site. Several months ago, the company hosting the guestbook lost their hard drive that contained the www.mickey-mantle.com guestbook entries and I thought all was lost. Just recently, the entries were fortunately recovered. Below are most of those entries and I would like to share them with you.
You can enjoy even more memories by viewing my current guestbook found near the bottom of my main page.
If you have a special memory of 'The Mick' that you would like to share, please email it to me at email@example.com or enter it into a guestbook entry. I would greatly appreciate it and I know that all the Mantle fans out there would love it as well.
carton, new jersey
big brother first introduced me to the game of baseball, and to the great mickey
mantle. how fortunate we were to have him in the game and to watch him
contribute all that he had in the end. many have been very verbose against his
acceptance of the liver donation. i think that he very graciously delivered with
his t.v. ads. many would have quietly gone away. not mickey. i admired his
talents on the field and off. he is well missed. by the way, i'm my brother's
Harrington, Boston MA
Saw Mickey play several times. An end of an era but the memories live on.
As a yankee lover, Mickey Mantle has always been number 1
gardner, salt lake city, utah
i went to cooperstown a year ago. i was 12 then, now i'm 13, but i went there to play at cooperstown dreams park. i dont know how we did there, my coach's never told us. i hit 2 home-runs. i also went to the hall-of-fame, that was so cool, and i hope that some day i'll be in there. i seriously think that going to cooperstown, the hall-of-fame, and playing at dreams park was my all-time favorite vacation i had ever gone on. thanks for making it so fun, your friend, Danny Gardner
the way, the last of several times I saw Mickey play was a night game in August
1968 in the Big A in Anaheim, when Mickey hit a homer to left center off a fine
pitcher, the late George Brunet. The Anaheim home crowd gave The Mick a long and
loud ovation as he rounded the bases, and that seemed to add to Brunet's
frustration, because he was a tough competitor and really had been battling
Mickey. That homer turned out to be one of Mickey's last homers ever.
Thanks for creating a great site. Have you, or has anyone, ever posted on the Web the comparison of Mickey and Willie that Bill James did in his "The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract"? James said that in their peak years, Mickey outdid Willie so far it wasn't even close. It would be nice of you to let all fans of Mickey know about that.
Hart Basile, originally The Bronx. Last 40 years Ca.
checked your site, its great. I am an old Mickey Mantle fan. I rooted for him in
the 50's and has all his BB cards nicely trimmed and fit into my wallet, along
with pictures of my school chums. I love Mickey.
We saw him here in Ca. when he was signing baseballs with Upperdeck. That
was about 6 or 7 years ago.
When Anaheim stadium opened, my dad and I went to see Mickey Mantle and the Yanks in the mid 60's he could barely run the bases and yet it was the most thrilling baseball site I have been involved in since I left NY
I grew up in the Bronx and we were always pretending to be Mickey Mantle when we picked up a bat in the schoolyard. Yours is the best site in tribute to the Mick. I have been following your site almost since its inception in fact it was the very first site that I placed on my "favorites". Continued success with your website.
Mickey Mantle was my second cousin. His mother, my aunt Lovell, was my grandmother's (Dulsa Richardson Goins) sister. Although, I did not get to see him very often while I was growing up, (I WAS BORN IN 1957), since he was very busy playing ball at that time for the Yankees, I always tried to follow him in the news and on television. My whole family watched when the Yankees games were on and we would cheer for Mickey just like we were in the in the stands at the game. My great grandmother, Grandma Richardson, was Mickey's grandmother, also, and she was one of his all-time biggest fans. I loved to listen to her talk about Mickey and tell stories about him when he was just a child. My grand mother, Mickey called her "Aunt Duck", and my Grandad, who everyone called "Bully," told me a lot of stories, too. The two of them took Aunt Lovel and Uncle Mutt to get married and stood up with the as their witnesses. They talked about how proud Uncle Mutt was of Mickey and how he gave him a special name and said from the day of Mickey's birth that he was destined to become a great baseball player. They told me how that when Mickey was just a baby, Uncle Mutt and Mr. Mantle, Mutt's dad, would sit Mickey up in the corner of a room to help support him,(this was before he could even walk ) and roll a baseball to him slowly across the floor. Mickey would always laugh out loud when they would do this and finally he could roll it back to them. He loved all kinds of balls, they told me, but baseballs best of all. That was no surprise! Most of Uncle Mutt's family and the Richardson men, too, played baseball locally, and loved the game. Some of them were pretty good, too, I am told. My Mother was very to Mickey growing up and they were near the same age. She, like the rest of our family, was and still is very proud of all Mickey's success but we were most proud of the way he handled the last few weeks of his life. He was and will always be a true hero to me. I went to see Mickey a few times at the "Make a Wish" golf tournament at Shangra-La near Grove. I took my children to meet him and visit with him a while. My son, who loves baseball, too, was awe struck to meet such a legend and realize he was really family. Both my son and daughter took pictures with Mickey and will always remember that first time visit with their famous cousin. We, just like thousands of fans like you, will always cherish special memories of Mickey. I just wanted to tell you, Mr. Swearingen, your speech at the dedication of the field in Commerce, really touched me and my family. Thank You for your loyalty to Mickey. I have tried in vain for several years to get my hometown of Spavinaw to do something to honor Mickey in some way. I have suggested naming our baseball field after him or a street or something. He was born there after all, and lived in Spavinaw when he was small. If you have any suggestions on how I might be able to accomplish this task, PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK AND LET ME KNOW! I am open to any and all suggestions. When Mickey died, My class and I made a big banner with the #7 and Mickey's name on it and hung it on the Spavinaw School fence. I was teaching there at that time. I had to ask our Principal,( he was not from Spavinaw) to please fly the flag at Half mast that day and then he called the post office first to be sure the Governor had really said to honor Mickey by flying flags at half mast. I was so angry. No other business or individual in the whole town did anything to remember Mick. It was very sad and discouraging to realize apparently none except for my kindergarten students cared enough to do anything for such a great sports hero and a native son. So, Mr. Swearingen, finding this special web site dedicated to my cousin means a lot to me. Thank You for helping others remember Mickey. I would be happy to hear from you if you have the time. Sincerely, Helen Roberts Page.
E. Mallon [Bob], Highlands Ranch Co. 80126
I was Mickey’s roommate at Independence Kansas in 1949. He was a great kid from a very close family. They came to a lot of his games. His father was a major part of his life. He also talked a lot about his grandfather, who was the one that pitched left handed to him. I think if his Dad had lived another 10 years it would have been worth 25 more points on his average and 150 more home runs.
Henry, Joplin, Mo.
really like the Website. I found the yearly salary list especially interesting.
I have some stuff to mail to you, but I have misplaced your address. Please call me (417) 623-3480, ext. 7268, or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give me your address. Thanks. Jim Henry, Assistant Sports Editor, The Joplin Globe.
Nardello, Cedar Brook, NJ
I was fortunate enough to be a shortstop in the KOM (Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri) league back in 1949 when Mickey Mantle came into professional baseball. Not everyone knows he was a shortstop when he came into baseball. I never saw before or since the raw power of his swing from both sides of the plate. Got to talk to Mickey a few times after he made it big with the Yankee's. He was still humble as could be. The perfect HERO for everyone. Baseball won't see another Mickey Mantle. EVER!! The personally autographed picture I have from him is now my son's property and his two sons keep it proudly displayed on their piano. In a way, I feel sorry for those who never saw him play because with all his size and power he ran with explosive speed, bad legs and all. You never saw him show up a pitcher by standing at home plate to watch one of his tape measure shots vanish into the distance. He just dropped his head and jogged around the bases. If you young guys are looking for a hero, turn back a few years and look up Mickey Mantle, New York Yankee!!
G. Hall, Columbia, MO
Mallon was Mickey Mantle's roommate with the 1949 Independence, Kansas Yankees.
Bob had planned to attend the dedication of the Mickey Mantle Field on April 15
at Commerce, Okla. but was prevented from doing so due to illness.
Bob is recuperating at this time from a near fatal blood clot. If you would like to send along your greeting it would mean a lot to Bob and I assure you after he recuperates he will be in touch with anyone from whom he receives a message.
Bob's e-mail address is: Rmamallon@aol.com
G. Hall, Columbia, MO
Randall, enjoyed our meeting in Commerce and then looking up the names in your guestbook I recognized some of the fellows who played in the old KOM League. I know they are happy to see the guy they started out with, back in 1949, be recognized for the great teammate he was. Back in that era Mantle was most noticed for his speed. Not bad for a kid who received a horrible shin injury in his fourth football game of his senior year in high school. I'll keep an eye on this site and see how many former KOM Leaguers sign in. Keep up the great work.
K. Edens, Newberry,South Carolina
Hello, I don't know if you remember me, but I was at the field dedication in Commerce, Ok April, 15,2000. You have done a wonderful thing having this web page and I thank you for sharing it with others. You have taken me down memory lane showing the old school and football field...That field was something in its day. Being a graduate of the class of 1974, those places hold special places in my life as well as others. It was a great honor to have been asked to do the painting of Mickey Mantle. Sir, like you, in putting a lot of hard work, etc, into your web page, I too put in a lot of time and work into my painting of Mickey Mantle. I do love your web site, it truly has made a lot of people happy..
Last year I was driving back to New Jersey from California, while in Oklahoma, that, that's where the Mick was from. So, I checked my map and could not believe that I was just off the highway from Commerce. I pulled in and spent the night in Miami, then, in the morning drove into Commerce. I stopped next to two police officers in their cars, and before I could get the question out of my mouth they said (probably cause they noticed my plates and heard my accent) follow us will take you to the Mick’s house. Well they did, and I stood at 6:45 in the morning shaking in my boots not because it was a cold morning (which it was) because I was standing in the place were Mutt taught Mick how to switch hit, and throw with both hands. I was in complete... I'm sorry I don't what more I can say. Number 7 forever. Thanks for your site.
on be-half of my mom Barbara Delise (Mantle) i would like to thank you for this wonderful website. the data you have compiled is amazing. i would like to commend you on a job well done and if there is anything i could ever do for you just email me. my name is kerry shuck. i was the one who sang the national anthem for my late uncle at his dedication ceremony. again thank you my uncle was a great man and he would have been grateful to you.
Chastain, Oklahoma City
Played against Mickey and his Baxter Springs Whiz Kids as amateurs in mid fortys. What an athlete!!!
K. Edens, Newberry,SC 29108
Hello, Wasn't the tribute to Mickey Mantle just so wonderful last Saturday(April 15,2000)? I truly enjoyed it so much. Thank you for having this web site. It was a great help in my research for the painting I did. It was nice meeting you too. Take care, and thanks again.
G. HEMBREE, Grove, Oklahoma
Hello, I became acquainted with Mickey Mantle several years ago doing marketing and promotion for his charity fund raisers. After his passing there was talk of a museum to be built here in Grove, Oklahoma (Located just minutes from Mick's home town of Commerce and his birthplace of Spavinaw) Nothing was ever done, and the public was constantly wanting to go into my offices and view my Mantle items, the local newspaper came to take photos for the story about the possible museum of the items I had collected over the years. I had a stroke in June of 99 and had some free time and began purchasing items to add to the collection, to the point we built a 12'x35' glassed in & secured display of the Mantle items. We are doing this as a free Memorial to Mickey, NO items are for sale, simply for the viewing pleasure of the folks that, like us, loved the Commerce Comet. We would like to stress one of Mick's final dreams and requests that people become aware of tissue and organ donation, if you haven’t done so please check into that as your personal Memorial to Mickey! If you ever pass through Northeastern Oklahoma, please stop by Grove at the Hollywood Video Super Store and view our dedication to baseball's all time great! Keep your eyes on this site and maybe you will see and hear more about our labor of love. "Mickey Mantle... The Legend Lives On! "Terry G. Hembree Mickey Mantle Memorial Grove, Oklahoma. www.grandlakevisitor.com
Halloran, Queens NY/now Fla.
been born 11/17/43, I've been a Yankee fan since 53 or 54. It's hard to remember
back that far. Being in Jr. High
School and a Yankee fan during the 56 season was the best year of my pre-girl
teens. I was always arguing with my
friends about who was the best center fielder in New York, Mickey, Willie, or
the Duke. Well Willie played longer and has better career stats but that year
Mickey and I were kings. I've been trying for years to find a tape of Mick's
funeral service with Bob Costas' eulogy. I tried to tape the service but the
power must have gone out and it didn't tape. I have the written words but would
love to have the tape. When I saw Roy Clark singing "Yesterday When I was
Young" on the news that night I lost it. Great site will check back often.
Guarnieri, St Augustine, Fl
Being born in 1947 and growing up on LI, NY no boy could want for a better hero. I did not know what it was to root for a man and team that were not always in the World Series. I only wish the "Mick" had taken better care of himself as he would be holding many of the baseball records. Thanks for creating this site I will be a frequent visitor.
just like to collect mantle , he is the best for the hobby and he will live forever in are memory's.
Mantle, Picher,Oklahoma 74360
kin to mickey i was checking out this site.
I really love this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best one i found on the internet. You help me so much to find out things for my project on Mickey. Thanks. Mickey would have loved it.
a wonderful tribute to the Mick. I have a 45record, Coral lable, with Teresa
Brewer & Mickey Mantle singing" Here’s Mickey" no one seems to
know anything about this, if you are familiar with this, please let me know.
red sox country,boston
thank you very much for putting together a great web site. i'm a life long red sox fan but my favorite player i ever saw was the MICK. i'm 48 years old and cried when i heard the news of MICKEY"s passing. my best friend is a die hard yankee fan and i dearly would like to get him a replica of MICKEYS home jersey. can you help me out as to where i can find it on the web. thanks again.
Huber, Winnetka, CA
I grew up in New Jersey in the 50's and watched the great Mick play many times. I have a 1956 Topp's 135 card and also a genuine autographed Yankee ball from 1956. I think if he had been 100% physically he would have been the greatest player to have ever played the game. The other "heroes" just don't compare.
Canter, Martinez, CA
OUTSTANDING site--just wonderful. Fantastic source of information, and a very tasteful tribute to Mickey, who was a boyhood hero to most of us guys raised in the 1950's-60's. And you didn't even have to be from New York to be a Mantle fan!
I am a diehard Mickey fan. I saw him play many, many times when I was a kid growing up in the Bronx N.Y.I had the pleasure of meeting him 5 months before his tragic death. It was probably the biggest thrill of my life. He autographed an 11 by 14 picture & a ball for me. I didn’t sleep for two nights after that I was so pumped up. This website on Mickey is unbelievable. I look at it every day. An excellent job, WELL DONE!!!
Ciottone, Morris Plains, New Jersey
Great site! The Mick would be proud. :)
Haakenson, Covina, CA (originally Sioux City, IA)
was a big Mickey Mantle fan throughout his career and saw him play in person in
1951, 1955, and 1956. I believe he was potentially the greatest player of all
time, but injuries and personal habits resulted in his not living up to his
potential. I also think he was a MUCH better right handed hitter and should have
given up switch hitting when he first injured his knee. He may not have hit as
many home runs, but overall I think his statistics would have been even better.
I believe his lifetime average hitting right handed was around .350 and left
handed around .270. I would like to see official statistics to prove me right or
Barnhill, Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
I was reminiscencing about my childhood hero and all time favorite ballplayer. As a farm boy growing up in rural Tennessee, I checked the newspaper each day for news of Mantle’s exploits. I was fortunate enough to see him play in person his final season. My brother and I traveled to Baltimore to see him swing the bat. What memories!
Boyd, Warren, Ohio
Excellent, Excellent site! I am glad that some one recognizes what a great baseball player Mickey Mantle was! I printed off almost all of your Web pages to use as reference in collecting Mantle memorabilia.
hasley, detroit MI.
i thought i knew everything about mickey mantle and now i do. i grew up in detroit and have followed baseball my entire life. i have a large collection of baseball cards and obituaries. i would love to correspond with other baseball fans.
Bodnieks, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Although I am only 18 I am very much intrigued by Mickey Mantle. My dad actually saw the mick play in 1967. By then he was playing 1st base and nearing the end of his amazing career. His body had severely betrayed him by then but even in those tough final seasons many people continued to admire and idolize him because of his courage and determination. Al No one could run faster and no one could hit the ball farther. I truly believe that if it wasn't for his injuries and all the games that he played hurt that he would have been able to break the all time homerun record for a career. His accomplishments are staggering especially since he has been described by doctors as practically crippled but he never complained and was able to outdo everyone one leg for his whole career. He is without a doubt one of the greatest baseball players of all time and the greatest switch hitter of all time. Your the f**kin greatest Mick, god bless you where ever you are.
I'm an elementary education student in Oklahoma doing research on famous Oklahomans when I found your site. I also have an 8 year old son playing his 5th season of little league. This year we chose number 7 without knowing Mickey Mantle had the number, but because of its religious significance. I told him it had to be a good number and he would have a good season. He has had a great season and hasn't struck out since the first game.
this is an exellent site and I am glad that some one recognizes what a great baseball player Mickey Mantle was!
I REALLY LOVE WHAT I SEE IN THE MICKEY MANTLE HOME PAGE
THIS IS A GREAT SITE. I AM DOING A RESEARCH PAPER ON SOMEONE WHO ACHIEVED THE AMERICAN DREAM. OF COURSE, MANTLE HAS DONE IT. THIS WEB SITE IS FULL OF GREAT INFORMATION, WHICH GREATLY HELPED MY REASEARCHING. THANKS, AND GOOD LUCK!!!
superb site dedicated to the greatest baseball player of all-time! thanks for letting me be able to visit with THE MICK on the web and rekindle old memories. keep up the good work.
Cafaro, Seneca Falls,New York
It was nice to read the Mickey Mantle tribute, I was looking for Joe Dimaggio's and found Mantle's. Been a Yankee fan since 1951, and instead of doing schoolwork I was under my bed listening to the radio waiting for Mickey to hit a home run. I can hear Mel Allen right now saying " and there's a long drive to deep right, that ball is going, going, going gone". He played hurt most of his career, and never seem to complain! Thanks for listening...
This is a great site. Mickey was arguably the greatest player of all time. I teach at Commerce, and coach Little League at Mutt Mantle field. There is so much history and tradition in this area, and many of the people in this area take it for granted.
Waybright, Commerce OK
After seeing the pictures from Commerce and reading your thoughts it gave me goosebumps. I am the HS baseball coach at Commerce (grew up here myself) and we are in the process (with Merlyn's permission) of naming our HS field after the Mick. After seeing your page I am even more excited about this project.
I'M WITH YOU ... THE MICK WAS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE. WHEN I PLAYED I WORE #7 AND I TAUGHT MYSELF TO SWITCH HIT AT 7 YEARS OLD. I WAS THERE AT MICKEY MANTLE DAY WHEN THEY RETIRED HIS #, AND I WAS THERE (JUST LUCKY) WHEN HE HIT HIS LAST HOMER! THE LAST FEW DAYS I WAS SAD AS ALL YANKEE FANS WERE BUT NOTHING LIKE I WAS WHEN MICK PASSED. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
My Daddy saw Mickey Mantle hit two home runs, one from each side of the plate, in the same game, in Detroit in 1952. We just wanted to say hello and let you know that this is a nice page and a nice tribute to Mickey Mantle.
Friedman, Long Island, NY
I seem to remember that Mickey had hit two home runs in dead center field in Yankee stadium. The first was right handed and the other he hit left handed. Does anyone have any information on that and can give me the dates of them?
Ono, San Jose, CA
I found your web site on The Mick just by surfing for information on Mickey Mantle. I went to Bob Costas' Eulogy on Mickey and suddenly felt the memories I had when I was a kid.....playing ball and pretending to be him at the plate, squeezing the handle of the bat and feeling the strength in my forearms and trying to pump them up to be the size of Mickey's forearms. I'm in awe every time I read about all the records he set. I recall the season of ' 61 when Mickey and Roger Maris battled for the home run record. What great memories. What a great website. Thank you and thank you Mickey.
I have a Mickey Mantle autographed official American League ball for sale. It reads "To: Big Hitters For Kids, Thanks a lot, Mickey Mantle, H.O.F. 1974 - M.V.P., '56, '57, '62, Triple Crown, 1956. I was a fundraiser for a children's hospital in Tulsa and Mickey donated 3 signed balls to us for an auction in 1993.
I found a lot of information. This site will help me greatly while trying to write my report for my History Class. I am trying to prove that Mickey was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. If you have any other info that would help me prove this, feel free to E-Mail it to me.
Brookhaven, Long Island, N.Y.
Just say "Number 7" to anyone who breathes, and the immediate response is "The Mick"...No other number or players commands such respect. Why they don't retire 7 across the board on all teams, is beyond me.
Pellegrin, Houma, Louisiana
Mantle is the best player who has ever lived.
I think it is incredible that most of the best players ever all played on
the same team and some at the same time. Such as Mickey Mantle, Joe
Dimaggio, Babe Ruth, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and so on.
I think that this is an excellent webpage and I plan to visit it in the future. Thanx
Lee Brown, Culver City, Calfiornia
Thanks for making this web page. I really miss Mickey and enjoy knowing there are people out there who loved and appreciated him as I did. He was the greatest!
Jennings, ft.worth, texas
THE MICK IS NUMERO UNO! I WOULD HAVE HAD HIS NUMBER TATOOED ON MY FACE AS A KID BUT MOM AND DAD WOULD HAVE NONE OF THAT.
West Plains M.O.
think this is a great page, this also a great for people who love baseball and
The MICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dostaler, Naugatuck, Connecticut
by far the most informative website i have come across.
W. (Bobby) Baronich, St. Martin, Ms. N. of Biloxi, Ms.
I found your guestbook because I have been a Yankee fan since I was 4 years old, I am now 60. I have been a Mickey Mantle fan since I saw & met him in 1951 in New Orleans, Pelican Stadium, playing an exhibition game. I also got to meet DiMaggio, it was his last year. I was 13 yrs. old and I can remember it like it was yesterday. To see them both the same day was a Baseball Lovers dream. I really miss The Mick , but he had his time on earth and did it rather well. I hate Mr. DiMaggio being sick but we can’t last forever. He really had a great life in and out of Baseball. Thanks for letting me talk about 2 of my favorite subjects, Mickey Mantle & Baseball. Sincerely Bobby Baronich
Dexter, Guilford CT 06437
This is a super site for The MICK
Wood, Coldwater, MS
I have not followed baseball regularly for some time. However, just the other day I was remembering the Yankee lineup of the late '50s, early '60s during which time I was a big fan. I found I could remember everyone except for the shortstop - Tony Kubek....which I remembered when I visited your site.
Harkreader, Muskogee, OK
Great Website of THE MICK!!!! Did you know that the Oklahoma City Redhawks (Ranger's AAA club) has a statue of Mickey out in front of their new stadium? If you're ever in Oklahoma be sure to stop by there and see it.
Plank, Conway, AR
Well, it's a great web site, keep up the good work of updating it! P.S. I've got a signature of his, how much is it worth?? I've also got two cards of his! One from 59, and one from 60! Thanx for the work! Ethan
The first time my dad took me to Yankee Stadium with my older brother, was the first bat day the Yankees ever had I got a Mickey Mantle bat. Mickey hit one out I loved him ever since, he was the best. To play at the level he played with his injuries is mind boggling. Batting practice for me was just as exciting, when Mickey hit the ball it sounded different and went a lot longer then anyone else. Great site thank you very much.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.YOUR PAGE HELPED ME OUT A LOT.I'M A LIITLE COMPUTER ILLITERATE SO I HAVE SOME TROUBLE GETTING WHERE I WANT TO BE.YOUR SITE WAS SO EASY. AND I FOUND OUT EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED. I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF,INSTEAD OF GIVING UP. THANKS AGAIN AND GOOD JOB
banes, Orange County, CA
1997 AABC Mickey Mantle World Series winner from the OC Stars. Mickey had a great career I hope that many of the Boys form the OC Stars can achieve a little of Mickey's greatness.
This page is the best Mickey Mantle Page I ever seen!!!!!
I've been a Mickey Mantle fan since 1950.....it's about time people understood what this man went through to play baseball.....most of the players today couldn't wear this mans jock......he was without a doubt the greatest power hitting switch hitter in baseball history.......a person who I am very close to provided me with this web site.....thanks beepy lou!
This is one fantastic website. Mantle was one of the greatest players of all time and THE greatest switch-hitter of all time. Of course it didn't hurt that he played for the greatest team in baseball either. Baseball was at one of it's few high points with him playing. We'll never see anything like it again.
Ferrari, san francisco, California
always have been a commerce comet fan, and a fan of the dynastic teams of the yankees in general. great page, keep up the good work!-vic
W. Baronich, St.Martin,Ms.North Of Biloxi,Ms.
I have been a Yankee fan since I was 4 yrs. old & I have been a Mickey Mantle fan since I met him in New Orleans, La. at an exhibition game in 1951. It was DiMaggio’s last year and The Mick’s first. I will never forget it I was 13 yrs. old. I got DiMaggio’s autograph and The Mick’s also. I met Mick again in the middle 80,s at Gayfer’s Dept Store in Biloxi, Ms. I got an autographed Baseball & Batting helmet. To me he was the greatest there ever was. Thanks Bobby Baronich
Oates, Reynoldsburg, OH
Mantle was, and is, my All-Time favorite player in any sport. Perusing the homer
month/date list brought back the fond memory of watching Mickey hit three homers
in Kansas City on June 22 and 23, 1959. My folks took me there so I could see my
Yankees, especially Mickey. Mickey didn't let me down as he hit two homers and a
triple (boy could he ever run) the first night, and added another homer on the
following evening. Mickey spread them out, hitting one to left, one to right and
one to straight away center over the 420-ft sign. It was fabulous! The Yanks
behind Whitey Ford won 10-2 in one game, and 11-6 in the other. I'll never top
that memory. Incidentally, Roger Maris was playing right for the Athletics at
that time and made a great running catch to rob Mickey of a double or triple.
Mickey is responsible for some of my fondest memories!!!
Great Page, Mickey was one of the greatest all-time, meeting him before he died was one of the all time thrills for me.....
Johnson, las Vegas, nv
one of the best players in baseball all time great person
Wood, Palmyra, NY
Growing up in Denver, I remember my great joy in seeing the Yankees play in the "game of the week" with Diz and PeeWee broadcasting the game. Every time Mickey came to bat this 10 year old was hoping for a home run. As an avid card collector then, I loved to get an Aaron or Banks, a Mays or Clemente, but my favorite of all was a Mickey Mantle. Lastly, I have to tell of the fun it was to see Mickey do his thing against the others in Home Run Derby. I love all these memories. Thanks, for a terrific web site to view and take me back to my youth.
A. East, Van Vleet, MS
I love this site. It tells a lot about the myth, the legend, the Mick.
Site!! Here's a note about an upcoming charity golf event featuring Yankees
greats Hank Bauer and Moose Skowron. Yankees
legends Hank Bauer and Moose Skowron will be the celebrity guests of honor at an
upcoming golf tournament which will benefit the International Myeloma
Foundation, a charitable organization which sponsors cancer research.
The tournament is being organized by Irv Skolnick, a regular attendee of
the Heroes in Pinstripes camp where Hank and Moose are camp favorites. Irv lost
his daughter Sharon to Multiple Myeloma last year.
Any help or suggestions that you can offer for promoting this tournament
on-line would be greatly appreciated. The
tournament will be held on June 9, 1998 at the New Jersey National Golf Club.
For information, people can either call Irv Skolnick directly at (201) 337-4534
or check the web site for this event at http://www.sitespan.com/yankeesgolfFor
those who don't know, Bauer played outfield for the Yanks from 1948-1959
alongside baseball immortals Joe Dimaggio and Mickey Mantle. He holds the World
Series record for consecutive game hitting streak--17 games.
Moose Skowron played first base for the yanks from 1954-1962 when he was
traded to LA Dodgers. Moose has a 1963 Dodger World Series ring which he has
been trying to sell for the past 35 years!!
Could you please help by either posting a link to the web site for this
event or sending an E mail out to your mailing list...
barger. stow, ohio
My family and I are avid Yankee fans and like a lot of others loved Mickey Mantle. Thanks for your efforts keeping The Mick alive in our hearts.
aka, New York
This is an awesome web page. Mickey was and still is the BEST!!! #7!!!!!!!!
A WORTHEN, RATHDRUM, IDAHO
I WAS A MICKEY FAN GROWING UP IN SEATTLE IN THE 60S. I HAVE A COUPLE OF HIS CARDS AND AN OLD RECORD THAT WAS MY MOM'S. IT'S CALLED "I LOVE MICKEY" (I THINK). IT'S A 45 SINGLE WITH AN ORANGE LABEL. IT HAS MICKEY'S VOICE ON THE RECORDING. IT'S IN STORAGE NOW BUT I AM INTERESTED TO SEE IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING.THANKS MARK A WORTHEN
Been a Yankee fan all my life. Originally from NY, they call us "DAMN YANKEES" down south here. Been to Yankee Stadium numerous times. Mickey Mantle is my all time favorite player.
Curtis, Amherst, NY
page. A great tribute to one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
I THINK WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS A GREAT THING FOR MICKEY AND FOR ALL HIS FANS THANKS,BILL
TILL, JOHNSON CITY NEW YORK
I LOVE THE WEB PAGE YOU HAVE PUT TOGETHER.I REALLY ENJOY IT.I WANNA KNOW HOW MANY TIMES HE WAS IN THE HALL OF FAME.THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME PUT MY INPUT IN.
Giannino, Little Falls , NJ
Although I didn't get to see the Mick play in person, I've grown up hearing stories and watching video clips of him. Today he has become my favorite player because of his heart and integrity. He truly is a legend because his spirit will never die. I love him, and I'm sure my son will to someday. Thanks for putting together this page.
and Bill, Richwood, OH
websites is very interesting. Bill feels that Mickey
Mantle is the greatest baseball player in history. And I do too.
IANNUCCI, NEW JERSEY
you have a great web page on the Mick...keep up the good work.
I am also a great fan of Mickey Mantle.
Growing up in New Jersey in the 50's and 60's, the Mick was my idol..... I played baseball and am still coaching (high school) and would never wear the #7 (I wasn't worthy!!!!).... The Mick epitomized what baseball is all about.... God only knows what he would have done with a healthy body
S. De Luca
best and first memory of The Mick was in 1958, when my father brought my brother
and me to Old Yankee Stadium and watched a game against the Kansas City A's. It
was the first game when Ralph Terry came back from the A's. It was
the bottom of the tenth and the score tied. My father got up and started to bring us home. We wondered why, well, Dad pointed out the Mickey was up. He sure was, the first pitch went into bullpen down the right field line, game over. Dad was right, the game was over.
WOODWARD, WINSTON SALEM, NC
JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH ON THE MICK. THE MAN WILL NEVER BE GONE TO ME. I HAVE ENOUGH PHOTOS ON MY PLAYROOM WALL TO WALLPAPER A ROOM. SO MUCH A PART OF MY LIFE EVEN AT 54 YEARS OF AGE.
Great site. Thanks for taking the time to save and promote a part of American history
I`M 54 YRS. OLD. MR. MANTLE WAS MY ALL TIME IDOL. I HAVE A WALL OFF PICTURES OF HIM. THE WEB PAGES ABOUT HIM WERE GREAT. I LOVED THE ARTISTS PICTURES OF HIM. I HAD TEARS LOOKING AT THEM.HE WAS AND STILL IS THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL. YOU DID A BEUTIFUL JOB PUTTING THIS TO-GETHER. I WANT TO THANK YOU . YOURS TRULY: DON HORVATH
Roan, Little Falls, New Jersey
Mantle is a legend and will never be forgotten!!!! 7
I consider myself to be the biggest Mickey Mantle fan in the universe. Your page is excellent. Congratulations!
love the website! It will be a prominent bookmark. I like to think that somewhere there's a field where he's running flat out and pain free. Somewhere where he's laughing, the corners of his eyes crinkled in absolute joy. Telling jokes to Rog, horsing around with Billy, and looking forward to batting practice. Always my hero, forever young. If there is such a place, I hope to be there someday, watching.
crouch, hillsdale, mi
only true baseball hero I ever had.