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Mickey Mantle

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4 segments
07:16

Getting to Know "The Mick"

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle. Terry talks with the Yankees' slugger, whose father had his career in pro baseball planned before he was born. Mantle played his entire 17-year career with one team, the New York Yankees. This was recorded in 1985.

07:30

Getting to Know "The Mick."

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle. We'll hear a 1985 interview with the Yankees slugger, whose father had his career in pro baseball planned before he was born. Mantle played his entire 17-year career with one team, the New York Yankees. (Rebroadcast of 10/08/1985)

As a Topic

2 segments
10:43

A Seedy, Behind-the-Scenes Look at America's Pasttime

A 1986 interview with former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton. In 1970, his memoir Ball Four was published. Those who wanted to maintain major league baseball's image as the home of heroes were scandalized by the book; others thought it was about time someone revealed that baseball is full of real people and real problems. Ball Four made an enemy for Bouton of baseball legend Mickey Mantle by reminiscing about Mantle's on- and off-field drunkenness.

13:51

Jim Bouton Destroys Illusions about Baseball.

A 1986 interview with former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton. In 1970, Bouton's memoir "Ball Four" was published. Those who wanted to maintain major league baseball's image as the home of heroes were scandalized by the book; others thought it was about time someone revealed that baseball is full of real people and real problems. "Ball Four" made an enemy for Bouton of baseball legend Mickey Mantle by reminiscing about Mantle's on and off-field drunkenness. (Rebroadcast of 12/8/1986)

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