Mickey Mantle Display
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 its 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