Mickey Mantle

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Youthful Doodles Costly for Sports Collectors

Innocently defacing cards, balls, comics makes items nearly worthless to collectors

(Newser) - Mickey Mantle never wore a beard, but that didn’t stop an 8-year-old Mets fan from giving him one, scrawling the words “You Stink,” on his 1968 Topps card. While such youthful indiscretions are fairly common, collectibles that could be worth hundreds, even thousands, of dollars are rendered... More »

Bouton: My Favorite Yankee Stadium Memory

With House That Ruth Built in final days, pitcher/author looks back

(Newser) - The fans stampeding Yankee Stadium ahead of Sunday's final game aren't the only ones overcome by nostalgia and emotion. Recycling an anecdote from the now-classic Ball Four, pitcher-turned-author Jim Bouton, writing for CNN, recalls his Stadium debut, a near-disaster that ended as a complete-game shutout, with a delightful cameo by... More »

A-Rod Passes Mantle's HR Record

Yankee slams 537th homer on emotional day for team

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez smashed a 3-2 pitch from Toronto's Brian Tallet into the foul pole to claim his 537th career home run yesterday, surpassing Micky Mantle's record on the day Yankee great Bobby Murcer died. The All-Star didn't realize he had moved into 13th place on the all-time homer list until... More »

Jeter, Politely, Nudges Yankees Legends Aside

Captain, 33, seems surprised to find he's passing big names in team's record books

(Newser) - When Derek Jeter passed Joe DiMaggio on the Yankees' all-time hits list earlier this season, he didn’t even notice. “I had no idea,” the captain tells the New York Post. “Somebody said something to me because I didn't see it flash on the scoreboard.” Jeter,... More »

A-Rod Belts 51st Home Run

He's first Yankee to hit 50 since Maris, Mantle

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez reached another milestone in his outstanding season yesterday in Kansas City, knocking in his 50th and 51st home runs as the Yanks trounced the Royals 11-5. It's the first 50-plus home run season for a Yankee since 1961, when both Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris accomplished the feat.... More »

Yankees Legend Rizzuto Dies

(Newser) - Phil Rizzuto, who filled the annals of the New York Yankees as both a shortstop and a broadcaster, is dead today at 89. The Scooter tended the infield for 13 years with the Bombers, alongside Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio, and took home seven World Series titles. After being cut... More »

A-Rod Smashes 500th Homer

Sets record for youngest player in 500 club

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez finally blasted his way into the 500-homer club today, becoming, at age 32 and 8 days, the youngest baseball player to hit the mark. A-Rod swatted the first pitch he saw from Kansas City Royals' Kyle Davies, belting a three-run homer at Yankee Stadium. It had been a... More »

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