Thats whats great about baseball, all the generations sitting together sharing stories
Mickey Mantle, from the stories my father and grandfather had told, was pure American Muscle. The guy would have owned all hitting records if it wasn’t for his propensity to drink and womanize late into the night. I’d say 50% of his injuries were do to him being hungover and the other 50% because of his hard playing. You don’t get sore from standing around doing nothing.
But Mickey Mantle hit a ball 565 feet. Just think about that for a second. That is 6 NBA court lengths and nearly 1.5 football field lengths (with endzones). It is just unthinkable in today’s standards.
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