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Title:
My favorite summer, 1956
Author:
Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Doubleday, 1991.
Physical Description:
xviii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780385412612
Format :
Book

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Summary

Mickey Mantle, the hayseed kid from Spavinaw,  Oklahoma, was in his sixth year with the Yankees. He  was already America's homerun king. He was about  to become a national hero. 1956 would be a  record-breaking season: the golden summer fans would  remember forever. Now Mickey Mantle brings it all  back just the way it happened--spectacular playing  on field, crazy hijinks with Whitey Ford and Billy  Martin off. There never was a time like it before  in baseball. There never will be again. It was  magic. From the Paperback edition.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Mantle, like Ruth and DiMaggio before him, was arguably the most beloved player of his time in New York, and in this look back at his greatest year, written with New York Daily News sportswriter Pepe, one understands why he was so popular. In 1956 the Yankee centerfielder won the Triple Crown, batting .353 to beat Ted Williams, knocking in 130 runs to beat Al Kaline and hitting 52 home runs to beat everybody. He won the Most Valuable Player award and figured importantly in the World Series, chiefly because of a catch he made to preserve Don Larsen's perfect game. Mantle writes as well of his notorious escapades with Whitey Ford and Billy Martin and of his special relationship with manager Casey Stengel, but what readers will carry away is the picture of a fierce competitor who also seems to be a warm and generous-hearted human being. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Autobiographies ( The Mick , Jove, 1987), biographies, and other books have recounted his story. Here, however, Mantle and New York Daily News sportswriter Pepe tell of his favorite campaign. His tale of another Yankee pennant, another Series win, and winning the Triple Crown for batting average, home runs, and runs batted in will attract many Yankee fans/readers. For regional sports collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/90. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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