Mickey Mantle Baseball Superstars

Mickey Mantle Baseball Superstars

by Ronald A. Reis
     
 

Growing up in small-town, Depression-era Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle hit a baseball every chance he had, all the better to make him into a slugger, a prospect, a pro. Sooner than anyone could have imagined, Mantle joined the New York Yankees. In 1956, Mantle's incredible Triple Crown performance-most home runs, most runs batted in, and highest batting average-electrified… See more details below

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Overview

Growing up in small-town, Depression-era Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle hit a baseball every chance he had, all the better to make him into a slugger, a prospect, a pro. Sooner than anyone could have imagined, Mantle joined the New York Yankees. In 1956, Mantle's incredible Triple Crown performance-most home runs, most runs batted in, and highest batting average-electrified the baseball world. Five years later, his home-run derby with teammate Roger Maris again captured the nation's attention. Injuries often kept Mantle out of the lineup, however, and he also suffered from alcoholism. Finally coming to grips with his addiction late in his life, Mantle became a role model for the clean and sober life and an American hero for all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791099001
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Baseball Superstars Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,360,302
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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