The Classic Mantle

The Classic Mantle

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Overview

The Classic Mantle by Buzz Bissinger, Marvin E. Newman

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 figures—playing his entire 18-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1951–68), 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 book—and Mickey Mantle.” —The Buffalo News
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613124178
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 747,641
File size: 9 MB

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.

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

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