My Favorite Summer, 1956

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Random House Publishing Group, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
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Mickey Mantle, the hayseed kid from Spavinaw,  Oklahoma, was in his sixth year with the Yankees. He  was already America's homerun king. He was about  to become a national hero. 1956 would be a  record-breaking season: the golden summer fans would  remember forever. Now Mickey Mantle brings it all  back just the way it happened--spectacular playing  on field, crazy hijinks with Whitey Ford and Billy  Martin off. There never was a time like it before  in baseball. There never will be again. It was  magic.

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Review: My Favorite Summer 1956

User Review  - Art - Goodreads

I admit I am a Mantle guy. He was my favorite player growing up and I never had any doubt about the debate among Willie, Duke and Mick. So I found this anecdotal telling of the 1956 season to be very ... Read full review

Review: My Favorite Summer 1956

User Review  - Blake Bergmann - Goodreads

In the book “My Favorite Summer 1956”, Mickey Mantle with the help of Phil Pete told about Mantles 1956 Major League Baseball season. Mantle describes his season with lots of ups and downs, but he hit ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
41
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About the author (1992)

In addition to "All My Octobers," Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was the author of two "New York Times" bestsellers, "The Mick" and "My Favorite Summer.

Phil Pepe has covered sports in New York for more than five decades. He was the Yankees beat writer for the "New York World Telegram & Sun" from 1961-64, and for the "New York Daily News" from 1971-84. He is the author of more than 40 books, including "My Favorite Summer: 1956" with Mickey Mantle (Doubleday), which reached No. 7 on the "New York Times" bestseller list; "BillyBall" with Billy Martin (Doubleday); and "Talkin' Baseball: An Oral History of Baseball in the 1970s "(Ballantine).

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