Alright so I went into a damn rabbit hole last night, and I stumbled across a Mickey Mantle shoot interview on YouTube that I had never seen before.
The next thing I know, I’ve watched parts of an hour of this thing. It’s incredible. The Mick is a fantastic storyteller.
My favorite one is there above, it’s about Mickey getting a gift off Denny McClain in the way of a fastball for home run #535, the second to last he hit in his career. And as I watch this I think back to this is back when it really was a game at it’s roots before corporate sponsorship bled into everything.
Here are some others you probably haven’t seen, but need to:
It’s just incredible. Helluva ballplayer, helluva guy. Listening to Mickey Mantle in his own words is a good way to waste time.