Tag Archives: Mickey Mantle

Why Rafael Nadal Is the Most Admirable Person in All of Sports

The hardrooting staff has written often about Rafael Nadal, one of our all-time favorite athletes along with New York Yankees icon Mickey Mantle (our youthful crush) and Mantle’s New York Rangers doppelgänger Rod Gilbert. But Rafa is even more special. … Continue reading

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The Night Mickey Mantle Called Me Johnny

As I might have mentioned once or twice, I’ve been a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for over four decades. But beyond that, I’ve been a Made Mickey Mantle Fan for almost 60 years. So the following episode was, well, major. … Continue reading

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Encore: My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author Jack Doyle is one close to the hardworking staff’s heart. “The Mazeroski Moment” 1960 … Continue reading

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My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author Jack Doyle  is one close to the hardworking staff’s heart. “The Mazeroski Moment” 1960 World Series It … Continue reading

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The Skunk At The Yanks’ Garden Party (Let’s Swing At Ball Four! Edition)

Yankee Killer Alex Rodriguez did it again last night, fanning for the last out on what was decidedly ball four in Game 2 of the ALDS between New York and Baltimore.   Before you start barking at the hardgrudging staff, let’s … Continue reading

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