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by Lewis Early
(Excerpted from the award-winning DVD, Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Comes To Life®- The Deluxe Lost Stories Edition. Click Here to learn more about it. Click Here to see an outline of the contents of the DVD.)
41. "I thought he had been shot."
Joe DiMaggio, on what he thought had happened to Mickey when he was injured in the 1951 World Series

42. "Casey didn't easily forgive a guy who got doubled up on a hit-and-run play. He didn't see any reason why the runner couldn't take a quick glance back toward the plate to make sure the ball was hit safely."
Mickey on Casey Stengel

43. "There were things that would irritate Casey, but trying too hard or getting mad at sitting on the bench weren't among them."
Mickey on Casey Stengel

44. "Billy copied Casey to a 'T.'"
Mickey on Billy Martin's managing style

45. "Watch the old man. Watch how the old man keeps the guys who aren't playing happy."
Billy Martin to Mickey on Casey Stengel

46. "Because the players knew that if Billy asked them to jump off a roof, he'd jump off with them."
Mickey on why Billy Martin was such a good manager

47. "This year I'd rather lead the league in home runs, runs batted in and hitting."
Mickey Mantle, when asked in early 1956 if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's home run record that year - he went on to win the Triple Crown

48. "If I could run like Mantle I'd hit .400 every year!"
Ted Williams, after losing the 1956 batting race to Mickey on the last day of the season

49. "The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's Perfect Game."
Mickey Mantle

50. "Hey man! Get away from me!"
Mickey to Don Larsen when Larsen tried to talk to Mickey about his no-hitter during the game

51. "I'll never forget the catch he made to save the game."
Don Larsen, on Mickey's back-handed grab of Gil Hodges' deep line-drive bid for extra bases that Mickey chased down and managed to grab for an out

52. "People say Yogi (Berra) is a strange guy, and I've heard Yogi say some funny things. But he has a beautiful wife, he's rich, and he's famous. I don't see anything strange about that."
Mickey Mantle

53. "Shut that thing up."
Manager Yogi Berra to Phil Linz when he was playing his harmonica after a Yankees' loss

54. "He said to play louder. He can't hear you."
Mickey to Phil Linz after manager Yogi Berra told Phil to stop playing his harmonica, and Linz asked Mantle what Berra said, leading to the infamous "harmonica" incident

55. "Hey Yog, what time is it?" "You mean right now?"
Mickey asking Yogi Berra for the time, and Yogi's response

56. "Boy, you stunk!"
Yogi Berra's son Timmy to Mickey after a bad game

57. "To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer."
Mickey Mantle

58. "I'm sure glad this isn't my home ball park."
Hank Aaron to Mickey on Yankee Stadium

59. "How the hell can you play here?"
Harmon Killebrew to Mickey after he caught three 450-foot fly balls for outs off Killebrew in Yankee Stadium

60. "In 1960 when Pittsburgh beat us in the World Series, we outscored them 55-27. It was the only time I think the better team lost. I was so disappointed I cried on the plane ride home."
Mickey Mantle, despite batting .400 with three homers, 11 rbi, eight runs and eight walks in the 1960 World Series against Pittsburgh

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We highly recommend Mickey's Videography Program:
Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Comes To Life
The Deluxe Lost Stories Edition
(2 hours)
Now on DVD with nearly 200 on-screen pages of bonus features!
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We also recommend the second Videography Program
in the Comes To Life® Program Series:

John Madden: The American Dream
Comes To Life® (1 hour)
Now on DVD! The original program in its entirety - not one frame has been omitted.
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