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Explosion!: Mickey Mantle's legendary home runs Hardcover – 1987

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Mantle joined the New York Yankees in 1951 as a 19-year-old, and retired in 1968, unquestionably the most popular athlete in the Big Apple. In that time he hit 536 home runs (nowhere near the record), some of them prodigious smashes that probably traveled over 600 feet and many that went at least 500 feet. Gallagher, author of three previous books on the Bronx Bombers, is obviously an idolator of Mantle and here traces the ballplayer's career by focusing on his home runs. Additionally, he appends a statistical table of some 100 pages listing every blow by date, place, game score, Mantle's position in the batting order, etc. Most fans won't find such a microscopic examination worth their time. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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His exploitson and off the fieldhave been reported often, recently by Mantle himself in The Mick ( LJ 7/85). Here the writer of several Yankee books does sketch the slugger's life story, but concentrates on the notable homers among the 536 that put Mantle high on the all-time list. Extensive research and interviews have produced analyses of the "tape measure" blasts, and other intriguing sidelights. The appendix gives details of the rest of the 536 and career statistics. Happy reading for adult and YA fansespecially Yankee ones.Morey Berger, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Arbor House; First Edition edition (1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087795853X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877958536
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,061,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good reading for a big Mickey Mantle fan, couldn't put it down. Nothing more American than baseball and it's heroes. For all the young baseball fans and players this is a great story of a different time when salary wasn't all the players were concerned about.
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Great book...Brings back growing up with the Mick as my Fav Yankee.....I remember many of the home runs first hand...and witnessed a few of them
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