MIckey Mantle Anecdotes

Posted: 26th June 2010 by Harold Friend in MLB
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A Difference Between Mickey and Joe DiMaggio In one way, Mickey Mantle was the antithesis of Joe DiMaggio. The Jolter was such an aloof individual that rookies dared not to approach him, much less attempt to speak to him. Mickey Mantle used to rush over to greet new players with an outstretched hand.

"I'm Mickey Mantle," he would say, as if the young player didn't know. It was one of Mickey's nicest gestures.

When questioned about his rookie season, Mickey related that his first thrill as a Yankee was shaking hands with Joe DiMaggio.

Mickey and the Baseball "Expert"

One day during spring training at St. Petersburg, a baseball writer walked over to Mickey, who was near the batting cage. Mickey was watching New York Yankees' crafty left-ha ...

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