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Mickey Mantle the greatest since Joe DiMaggio...
Item # 568451
April 05, 1951
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 5, 1951
* Baseball says Mickey Mantle is the ..."greatest since Joe DiMaggio..."
The sports page contains a significant--and rarely found--prophetic report concerning the future career of baseball star Mickey Mantle.
The article begins: "Mickey Mantle, Yankees' rookie outfielder, boosted his batting average to .462 with three hits in four times at bat..." and a bit further on: "...Mantle, who gives every promise of developing into an outstanding baseball star, was ordered to report to his draft board next Wednesday..." and again a bit further on: "...Generally hailed as the greatest rookie to come along since Joe DiMaggio, Mantle has been idle the past three days because of injuries..." with more (see photos).
Not only a great and early report on the talent of Mickey Mantle, but terrific to have this report in the New York Times.
Complete as a 60 page newspaper, this is the rag edition which was created specifically for libraries on very high quality newsprint. Great condition.
Category: The 20th Century