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Mickey Mantle 500th home run...
Item # 592728
May 15, 1967
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 15, 1967
* Mickey Mantle 500th home run
* New York Yankees
This 24 page newspaper has headlines in the sport's section (page 12) that read: "Mantle's 500th Wins for Yankees" and "Mantle So Nervous After 500th He Almost Cost Yankees Game" with caption: "Standing Ovation for Mickey" and photo (see photos). 1st report coverage on the New York Yankees great Mickey Mantle hitting his 500th MLB career home run.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
He played his storied 18-year major-league professional career all for the New York Yankees, winning 3 American League MVP titles and playing in 16 All-Star games. Mantle played on 12 pennant winners and 7 World Series Championship clubs. He still 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 in walk-off home runs, with a combined 13 in regular season and postseason play (12 regular, 1 postseason).
Category: The 20th Century