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A Season In The Sun : The Rise Of Mickey Mantle (2018, original release: 2018)
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Published: New York : Basic Books, 2018 ©2018
Edition:  First edition
Description:  xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780465094424, 0465094422, 9780465094424, 0465094422 :,
Language:  English


The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland. In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s



The blue-eyed boy -- A father's dream -- The commerce comet -- The natural -- The great American game -- "Match that!" -- The boy has come of age -- The gods -- "I Love Mickey" -- The best in the game -- Aristocrats and bums -- The last snapshot Introduction: Epilogue:

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Mantle, Mickey, -- 1931-1995
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- History
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Additional Credits:
Smith, John Matthew, author

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