The Passing of a Legend

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the passing of Mickey Charles Mantle. The National Baseball Hall of Famer passed away in 1995 at the age of 63 after a bout with liver cancer. His death marked the loss of one of the game’s all-time greatest players and sportsmen.


Mantle is regarded as the games All-time Greatest switch hitter. A 16 time All-Star at center field/left field for the Yankees, Mantle won 7 World Series Championships, 1 Gold Glove and 3 American League MVP awards wearing the navy pinstripes. A career Yankee, Mantle’s last request was that on his tombstone, he wanted it to read “A Great Teammate,” and on both his tombstone and his Yankee stadium memorial plaque, his last wish has granted.


Here at Mitchell & Ness, we honor Mantle in the only way we know how…



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