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In The Classic Mantle, acclaimed sportswriter Buzz Bissinger tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s unforgettable career. Mantle has long been considered one of baseball’s most memorable figuresplaying his entire 18-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (195168), winning 3 American League MVP titles, playing in 20 All-Star games, and winning 7 World Series. Today, more than 40 years after his retirement, he still holds 6 World Series records, including most home runs (18). Bissinger goes beyond the statistics to bring Mantle to life, and stunning photographs by Marvin E. Newman make this book a fitting tribute to Mantle’s career and his lasting impact on the sport of baseball.
Praise for The Classic Mantle:
“Even if you're a Yankee hater, you can't help but love this bookand Mickey Mantle.” The Buffalo News
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About the Author
Buzz Bissinger is the author of Friday Night Lights, Three Nights in August, A Prayer for the City, and Father’s Day. In 1987 he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting while at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and lives in Philadelphia. Marvin E. Newman’s work has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has authored or coauthored eight books on photography and contributed to Abrams’ Yankee Colors: The Glory Years of the Mantle Era. He lives in New Jersey
Date of Birth:November 1, 1954
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Education:B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 1985-1986