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A Great Teammate: The Legend of Mickey Mantle

Swearingen, Randall

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ISBN 10: 1596701943 / ISBN 13: 9781596701946
Published by Sports Publishing LLC, 2007
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: A Great Teammate: The Legend of Mickey ...

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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"When you're playing, especially if you were alone or if you'd struck out a couple times, you'd say, `What the h--'s it all for, anyway?' But if you hit a home run and your teammates jumped all over you, you knew what it's all for." -- Mickey Mantle

No one knew the meaning of being a great teammate like Mickey Mantle. For a man who many still consider to be the greatest natural baseball player of his time--if not for all times--Mantle was remarkably humble, considerate, and team-oriented. Unlike many athletes today, who some believe are overpaid and egocentric, Mantle personified the meaning of teammate; and those who knew him and played beside him relate their stories in Randall Swearingen's A Great Teammate: The Legend of Mickey Mantle.

Swearingen sheds light on another side of Mantle's legend using fresh testimonials from several of the Mick's teammates, who all agree on No. 7's most amazing characteristic: He helped them win ballgames. Unheard stories interweave with compelling new interviews describing intriguing teammate angles on more than 20 of Mantle's greatest games, which he played despite nagging injuries and personal troubles that somehow never obstructed his ultimate goal--giving his teammates everything he had on the field. Also included in this book are appendices detailing every teammate who had the honor of playing alongside the Mick, from the beginning of his career with the Baxter Springs Whiz Kids to his retirement from the New York Yankees in 1968.

Colorfully illustrated with Swearingen's collection of oneof- a-kind photographs, A Great Teammate: The Legend of Mickey Mantle reminds us that Mickey Mantle was an immense talent who always put his team ahead of himself. Relive, through his teammates' eyes, how Mantle's heart was as big as the tapemeasure home runs that awed a generation.

Perfect for baseball fans of all ages!

About the Author:

Randall Swearingen has played baseball since the age of ten, and at age 53, he still plays in the Houston Men's Senior League. One of his biggest thrills was meeting his childhood idol, Mickey Mantle, in 1994. After Mickey's death in 1995, Randall became obsessed with learning everything possible about his hero and collecting Mantle memorabilia. to share that information with fellow Mickey Mantle fans. Randall now has one of the largest collections of Mickey Mantle memorabilia in existence. Over the years, Randall has built cherished relationships with many of his other childhood heroes including Hank Bauer, Moose Skowron, Johnny Blanchard, Bobby Richardson, Tony Kubek, Bob Turley, and many others.

Randall currently serves as president and CEO of a software company in Houston, Texas, that serves hospitals and clinics. He is also on the board of directors for a charitable organization called Recycled Baseball Items Foundation, which accepts used baseball and softball equipment to donate to inner-city children in the Greater Houston Area to help keep them off the streets. Randall is a member of SABR. He has four sons and lives with his wife, Trish, in Houston, Texas.

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