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the mick by mickey mantle baseball book new york yankees first edition

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Estimated to arrive by Tue, May 7th. Details
$3.00 via Standard shipping (1 to 5 business days) to United States

Return policy

None: All purchases final

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Category:

Antiquarian & Collectible

Quantity Available:

Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

Excellent

Printing Year:

1985

Category:

Sports

Dust Jacket Condition:

Like New

Topic:

Biography & Autobiography Sports

Year Printed:

1985

Origin:

American

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

Binding:

Hardcover w/Jacket

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Items after first shipped at flat $1.00

Posted for sale:

More than a week ago

Item number:

108083631

Item description

GO YANKEES ! the mick by mickey mantle baseball book new york yankees first edition click picture to enlarge D E S C R I P T I O N Book Description the mick by mickey mantle with herb cluck first edition, we added a Mylar cover for the dust jacket. owners name in front page. i think this was his best book. great reading Author: Herb Gluck, Mickey Mantle First Published: 1985 Type of Work: Autobiography Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Sports writing Once past the age of childhood hero worship, a sports fan will look for three things in a book by or about a great champion. He will demand a “voice” which authentically conveys the style and spirit of the athlete; incisive revelation about his triumphs, failures, teammates and rivals; and some sense of what it was like to play in legendary contests already etched in memory. Mickey Mantle’s story of his life and career satisfies each of these requirements without adding anything particularly distinctive to the literature of athletic achievement. The book chronicles Mantle’s career from his youth in hardscrabble Oklahoma mining and farming country, through his meteoric rise to baseball greatness, and on past the twilight of his Yankee years to his present status as a golfer and celebrity/businessman. The heart of the book covers his years with the great Yankee teams that won twelve American League pennants and seven World Series victories, and Mantle effectively captures the energy, determination and professionalism of these teams. His brief, telling sketches capture the essential personalities of his teammates, particularly the smooth, composed Whitey Ford and the irrepressible, irascible Billy Martin, his closest friends. The dry wit, wisdom, and warmth of Casey Stengel stand behind the team’s success, and the egocentric, frigid cleverness of George Weiss, the general manager, shows how even a player of Mantle’s magnitude was exploited before the players’ successful strike. Mantle tells the story of his life with many short incidents and anecdotes, rarely developing any scene or situation beyond its dramatic point. His tone of openness and self-effacing humor makes for easy reading, but the most interesting parts of the book occur when a thread of tragedy darkening his accomplishments (family illness, incipient alcoholism, violent temper) is confronted honestly. When he lets his quiet but fierce pride show, his greatness comes into clear focus. Mantle claims that he would like his epitaph to proclaim, “He was a team player,” but the essence of the man is his statement, justified by his record, that “At full strength I thought I was as good as Mays or Snider or anyone.” Mickey Charles Mantle October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995, nicknamed The Commerce Comet or The Mick, was an American baseball center fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball MLB for the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. Mantle is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and one of the greatest players in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. Mantle was noted for his hitting ability, both for average and for power.He won the Triple Crown in 1956, leading MLB in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in RBI. He received three American League AL Most Valuable Player MVP Awards and played in nineteen All Star games. Mantle appeared in 12 World Series, his team winning 7 of them. He holds the records for most World Series home runs 18, RBIs 40, runs 42, walks 43, extra-base hits 26, and total bases 123 He is also the career leader tied with Jim Thome in walk-off home runs, with a combined thirteen, twelve in the regular season and one in the postseason. will ship in hard sleeve See my other listings for more great items! P A Y M E N T payment must be made within 48 hours of winning the bid. paypal is preferred method, will also take you know what with prior approval S H I P P I N G items will ship approximately 3 day after payment received shipping is 3.00 no refunds or returns See my Booth for more great items! txzj pxzj3992 txzj32
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