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Mickey Mantle

Mickey MantleAKA Mickey Charles Mantle

Born: 20-Oct-1931
Birthplace: Spavinaw, OK
Died: 13-Aug-1995
Location of death: Dallas, TX
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Twelve times in the World Series

Father: Elvin Charles Mantle ("Mutt", d. 6-May-1952)
Mother: Lovell Richardson (d. 1995)
Wife: Merlyn Johnson (m. 23-Dec-1951, until his death, d. 10-Aug-2009, four sons)
Son: Mickey Elvin Mantle, Jr. (b. 12-Apr-1953, d. 23-Dec-2000)
Son: David Mantle (b. 26-Dec-1955)
Son: Billy Mantle (b. 5-Dec-1957, d. 12-Mar-1994)
Son: Daniel Mantle (b. 13-Mar-1960)

    High School: Commerce High School, Commerce, OK (1945-49)

    Hickok Belt 1956
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1956
    American League MVP 1956
    American League MVP 1957
    American League MVP 1962
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1974
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Betty Ford Center 1994
    Draft Deferment: Korea 4-F (1949)
    Tonsillectomy 1956
    Liver Transplant 8-Jun-1995
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Hepatitis C

    New York Yankees (1951-68)

    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Himself
    It's My Turn (24-Oct-1980) · Himself
    That Touch of Mink (14-Jun-1962) · Himself
    Safe at Home! (13-Apr-1962) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Education of a Baseball Player (1967, memoir)
The Mick (1985)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4079 (39 cents, issued 15-Jul-2006)

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