The year 2016 is the 60th Anniversary of Mantle's Triple Crown season, which many baseball experts consider one of the best seasons ever for a ball player. Paradoxically, those who experienced that season are decreasing in numbers. But, Mickey Mantle is more popular than ever. The value of his memorabilia is second to none. He remains respected and admired for the redemptive quality of his life.
The book recalls never told before stories: from Park Avenue, to Las Vegas, to Cooperstown; from television shoots to concerts and Mickey's restaurant on Central Park West.
Molito collaborated with the highly respected baseball historian Harold "Doc" Friend. The late Mr. Friend wrote for Bleacher Report (CBS) and uncovered previously unknown facts about Mantle's career - such as Mickey hitting the facade in Yankee Stadium 3 times, not the reported twice. An entire chapter updates Mantle's career with present-day statistical measures and comes to the indisputable conclusion that "Mickey Mantle was even better then we thought!"
The book utilizes archival newspaper articles, websites and more than 35 books on Mantle to weave the most complete, unique look at an American Icon.
|I found this book to be a disappointment for me. First there really is no new information about Mickey, and second, most of the book I felt was just made of the authors’ thoughts and times he spent with Mickey. Nothing that really made for any great reading I am sorry to say. I will say I am and have been a lifelong Yankee fan since the 60’s so I was looking forward to reading his book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it three stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|