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10 things I didn't know about Mickey Mantle

Here are 10 interesting facts that I didn't know about Mickey Mantle but learned from reading “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood," by Jane Leavy.

- Ross Atkin

1. Physical problems

Mantle’s physical problems as a major league player began just seven months into his career when, as a rookie in the 1951 first World Series, he caught a spike in an outfield drain while chasing down a fly ball in Yankee Stadium.


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