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  • n. A popular hero and champion in a field.


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  • MORET: For folks like me, who are not avid sports fans, the name Mickey Mantle still has come to represent the best in American sports.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2003

  • And Mr. Sandground calls Mickey Mantle one of the top-five players in the history of baseball.

    Mantle Autographs Not Rare,

  • There were untold numbers of what are now known as Mickey Mantle rookie cards in that cleanup, turned to sludge in the bottom of the ocean.

    WHY is the FOUL POLE FAIR?

  • Surrounded by sluggers such as Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, Bauer was a major ingredient in the Yankees' success during his years in New York from 1948-59.

    Hank Bauer, R. I. P.

  • He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1951 and teamed with Hall of Famers such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and manager Casey Stengel to lead New York to eight American League pennants from 1951-60.

    Former Yankees All-Star Dies At 82

  • He was one of three center-field greats -- including the New York Giants' Willie Mays and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle -- who helped turn the 1950s into New York's golden age of baseball.

    Duke Snider dies: Dodgers' Hall of Fame center fielder was 84

  • If Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Cal Ripken and Johnny Bench could all change positions, so can he.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Mr. Snider of the Dodgers, Mickey Mantle of the Yankees and Willie Mays of the Giants became legends as center fielders, and all three were later elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Duke Snider, mighty Brooklyn Dodgers home-run hitter, dies at 84

  • When Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homer in 1967, as he crossed home plate, they superimposed "Mickey Mantle" on the screen.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • The press called him "Mickey Mantle in a Ferrari."

    Remembering a Racing Tragedy


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