Mickey Mantle, fully Mickey Charles Mantle

Mantle, fully Mickey Charles Mantle

American Professional Baseball Player

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Before you go, would you sign that case of balls for me?

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.

I leaned on him for support when I got out of the cab, and he just crumpled to the ground. That's how we found out.

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.

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.

The strain on Roger (Maris) was unbelievable. After I dropped out the reporters only had one guy to go to. They surrounded him everywhere he went. He had big clumps of hair falling out. That he went ahead and did it was unbelievable.

When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.

Billy (Martin) was a great one for jokes. He liked to play a joke more than anyone I ever knew.

Hey man! Get away from me!

I never got to see the '27 Yankees. Everyone says that was the greatest team ever. But I think it would've been a great series if we'd have had the chance to play them.

In 1961 somebody could've hit a home run to win the game and the next day the headline was about the M&M boys not hitting a home run. But everyone was real good about it. Instead of getting mad they joked about it.

Ralph (Houk) brought out the best in everybody, and that included me. I consider myself lucky to have played for him.

The thing I really liked about Mickey was the way he treated everyone the same.

When I'm hitting, I'd play for nothing. When I'm not, any kind of money I receive makes me feel as if I'm stealing.

Billy (Martin) wasn't afraid of anything.

Hey Mantle, you win. You're the worst.

I never saw him fight. I never saw Billy fight.

It gave me a second chance. I'd like everybody to have a second chance if they need it, so I'm trying to let people know how important it is to become an organ donor.

Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.

There are two kinds of people. There are leaders and there are followers. And I'm a follower.

You don't have to talk to me about pensions. I won't be around long enough to collect one.

Billy copied Casey to a 'T.'

Hey Yog, what time is it? You mean right now?

I never understood how someone who was dying could say he was the luckiest man in the world, but now I understand.

It looked like Roy Rogers rode through on Trigger, and Trigger kicked the guy in the face.

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American Professional Baseball Player