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My Favorite Summer 1956

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Mickey Mantle, the hayseed kid from Spavinaw, Oklahoma, was in his sixth year with the Yankees. He was already America's homerun king. He was about to become a national hero. 1956 would be a record-breaking season: the golden summer fans would remember forever. Now Mickey Mantle brings it all back just the way it happened--spectacular playing on field, crazy hijinks with Whitey Ford and Billy Martin off. There never was a time like it before in baseball. There never will be ...
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1991 Hardcover 1st printing of the 1st ed; as new in dust jacket. Writing in the NY Times Book Review (4/7/91), Frederic Busch says of this account of Mantle's Triple Crown Year ... " there is much fine shrewdness and humor here...as Mantle sketches his career, details the race for the pennant, then describes the World Series...He tells friendly tales about the legendary players who were his teammates", but " this book reminds us that editing is an endangered art". BW photos. Read more Show Less

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1991 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 246 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

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This is the hardcover stated Doubleday First Edition from April 1991. Both the DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and ... the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. NAME YOUR PRICE!!! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item's listed price should be considered a guideline. Serious buyers are welcome to make a BEST OFFER on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted!! Read more Show Less

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1991 Hard cover First edition. Illustrated. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 246 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. This is the ... hardcover stated Doubleday First Edition from April 1991. Both the DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. NAME YOUR PRICE! ! ! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item's listed price should be considered a guideline. Serious buyers are welcome to make a BEST OFFER on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted! ! Read more Show Less

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Mickey Mantle, the hayseed kid from Spavinaw, Oklahoma, was in his sixth year with the Yankees. He was already America's homerun king. He was about to become a national hero. 1956 would be a record-breaking season: the golden summer fans would remember forever. Now Mickey Mantle brings it all back just the way it happened--spectacular playing on field, crazy hijinks with Whitey Ford and Billy Martin off. There never was a time like it before in baseball. There never will be again. It was magic.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mantle, like Ruth and DiMaggio before him, was arguably the most beloved player of his time in New York, and in this look back at his greatest year, written with New York Daily News sportswriter Pepe, one understands why he was so popular. In 1956 the Yankee centerfielder won the Triple Crown, batting .353 to beat Ted Williams, knocking in 130 runs to beat Al Kaline and hitting 52 home runs to beat everybody. He won the Most Valuable Player award and figured importantly in the World Series, chiefly because of a catch he made to preserve Don Larsen's perfect game. Mantle writes as well of his notorious escapades with Whitey Ford and Billy Martin and of his special relationship with manager Casey Stengel, but what readers will carry away is the picture of a fierce competitor who also seems to be a warm and generous-hearted human being. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Autobiographies ( The Mick , Jove, 1987), biographies, and other books have recounted his story. Here, however, Mantle and New York Daily News sportswriter Pepe tell of his favorite campaign. His tale of another Yankee pennant, another Series win, and winning the Triple Crown for batting average, home runs, and runs batted in will attract many Yankee fans/readers. For regional sports collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/90.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385412612
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 272

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