1. Mickey Mantle had married Merlyn, a bank employee, in the 1950s, and they had four sons.
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2. Mickey Mantle was a symbol of the Yankees and their greatness.
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5. Mickey Mantle played as an outfielder on Yankee farm clubs and joined the Yankees in 1951.
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10. Mickey Mantle was a symbol of the Yankees and their greatness.
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12. Mickey Mantle reported to the Yankees' minor league team in Independence, Kansas, in 1949 as a shortstop.
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16. Mickey Mantle reported to the Yankees' minor league team in Independence, Kansas, in 1949 as a switch-hitting shortstop.
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18. Mickey Mantle traveled to Joplin, Missouri, and tried out with the Yankees Farm club.
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19. Mickey Mantle played his first game for the Yankees in 1951, eventually replacing Joe DiMaggio in center field.
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22. Mickey Mantle appeared in the 1958 version of 'Damn Yankees' as himself in an uncredited role.
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25. In 2006, Mickey Mantle was featured on a United States postage stamp, one of a series of four including fellow baseball legends Mel Ott, Roy Campanella, and Hank Greenberg.
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32. Mickey Mantle checked into the Betty Ford Clinic on January 7, 1994, after being told by a doctor that his liver was so badly damaged from almost 40 years of drinking that it "looked like a doorstop.
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40. Mickey Mantle insisted that the promoters of baseball card shows always include one of the lesser-known Yankees of his era, such as Moose Skowron or Hank Bauer so that they could earn some money from the event.
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41. Mickey Mantle served as a part-time color commentator on NBC's baseball coverage in 1969, teaming with Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek to call some Game of the Week telecasts as well as that year's All-Star Game.
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52. Mickey Mantle played center field full-time for the Yankees until 1965, when he was moved to left field.
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53. Mickey Mantle was selected an "All-Star" for the first time and made the AL team, but did not play in the 5-inning All-Star game that had Boston Red Sox Dom DiMaggio at center field.
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55. Mickey Mantle was invited to the Yankees instructional camp before the 1951 season.
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60. Mickey Mantle was of at least partial English ancestry; his great-grandfather, George Mantle, left Brierley Hill, in England's Black Country, in 1848.
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65. Mickey Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
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