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1st mention of Mickey Mantle in 1950...

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September 17, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 17, 1950 

* 1st mention of Mickey Mantle 
* New York Yankees

This 150+ page newspaper has the earliest mention of Mickey Mantle in this venerable newspaper, and perhaps the earliest mention of him in any newspaper.
Page 2 of the sport's section (inside) has a somewhat discrete report which begins with : "The highly touted Mickey Mantle, brilliant 18-year-old shortstop prospect...." See photo for complete text here. He would make his debut with the Yankees at the start of the 1951 baseball season.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout this bulky Sunday issue. Rag edition, light damp staining at bottom of front page, minor margin wear, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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