Our Mickey: Cherished Memories of an American Icon [NOOK Book]


An unusual and affecting tribute to a generation's most revered baseball player, Our Mickey bursts with powerful emotion from the stories of some of those who knew Mickey Mantle the best—Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Billy Crystal and many more.
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An unusual and affecting tribute to a generation's most revered baseball player, Our Mickey bursts with powerful emotion from the stories of some of those who knew Mickey Mantle the best—Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Billy Crystal and many more.
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Library Journal
Are your shelves starting to sag with books about Mickey Mantle? No matter, this book will circulate well as Mantle will always hold a special place in baseball lore. Some of the greats weigh in on the Mick in this oral history remembrance, including Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, and teammates Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. The book also benefits from Mantle devotees Billy Crystal and David Halberstam. Compulsively readable. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617493362
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,379,543
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Liederman was the founder of the New York Restaurant School who later opened a restaurant with Mickey Mantle in 1988. Maury Allen is a nationally known sportswriter and author with more than 30 books on baseball to his credit, including best sellers on Joe DiMaggio and Casey Stengel. He is a former writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and was a baseball expert and columnist for the New York Post and the Gannett newspapers for more than 40 years. Yogi Berra is a National Baseball Hall of Famer and a former catcher, outfielder, and manager of Major League Baseball. He was named an all-star player 15 times, won the American League MVP three times, played in 14 World Series games, and holds numerous World Series records including hitting the first pinch hit home run in World Series history. As a manager his teams won pennants in both the American and National Leagues during his career with the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction: Mickey Remembered xi
Section I Mantle as Teammate and Yankee 1
Whitey Ford
Jim Bouton
Mel Stottlemyre
Bobby Cox
Moose Skowron
Bobby Richardson
Phil Linz
Clete Boyer
Tom Tresh
Phil Rizzuto
Bobby Murcer
Willie Randolph
Joe Pepitone
Yogi Berra
Hank Bauer
Mike Hegan
Billy Martin
Tommy Henrich
George Selkirk
Art Ditmar
Ralph Houk
Roger Maris
Jerry Coleman
Bobby Brown
David Halberstam
Johnny Blanchard
Bob Turley
Section II Mantle as Personality 42
Bill Liederman
Charley Daniels
Dick Fox
Spencer Ross
Lawrence Meli
Barry Halper
David Halberstam
Bert Randolph Sugar
Roy White
Bobby Valentine
Arthur Richman
Jerome Holtzman
Dick Lynch
Buck Showalter
Eddie Layton
Joe Pepitone
Mary Lavagetto
George Weiss
Marty Appel
Mel Allen
Ralph Houk
Julius Isaacson
Section III Mantle as Legend 90
Billy Crystal
Bill Kane
Burt Reynolds
Donald Trump
George Plimpton
Henry Kissinger
Pat Cooper
Tommy Lasorda
Willie Mays
Regis Philbin
Tom Seaver
Marvin Miller
George Steinbrenner
Matt Galante
Mo Vaughn
Joe Torre
Lee Mazzilli
Joe Franklin
Robert Merrill
Len Berman
Teresa Wright
Bowie Kuhn
Don Sutton
Bud Selig
Ed Lucas
Sid Zion
Leonard Koppett
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Johnny Bench
Charles E. Schumer
Gary Carter
Pee Wee Reese
John McEnroe
Harold Rosenthal
Red Patterson
Claire Ruth
Steve Pilchen
John Drebinger
Stephen Tambone
Rod Carew
Goose Gossage
Juan Marichal
Reggie Jackson
Pat Summerall
Domenic Sandifer
Tom Greenwade
Bill "the Baker" Stimers
Dan Rather
Janet Allen
Section IV Mantle as Ballplayer 140
Jim Kaat
Duke Snider
Denny McLain
Ernie Banks
Dick Radatz
Don Zimmer
Joan Hodges
Ralph Branca
Johnny Podres
Ralph Kiner
Stan Musial
Al Lopez
Monte Irvin
Sandy Koufax
Bobby Thomson
Bob Feller
Tim McCarver
Jim Palmer
Harmon Killebrew
Marty Marion
Ted Williams
Joe Torre
Index 161
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