Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mickey!

This Day in Baseball History - October 20

1931 Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet' is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad names his son after Mickey Cochrane not realizing the major leaguer catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of this fact. | Hosted Image | Hosted Image | Hosted Image

"I've often wondered how a man who knew he was going to die could stand here and say he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth, but now I guess I know how he felt."
- Mickey Mantle at Mickey Mantle Day, June 8, 1969, on Lou Gehrig

"Don't do as I did. I'm living proof of how not to live."
- Mickey Mantle

“If I’d known I was going to live so long I’d have taken better care of myself.”
- Mickey Mantle

"Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Listen to your moms and dads. In this great country of ours you do whatever you set your mind to. Make us proud of you." - Mickey's Message to Kids

The Official Mickey Mantle Web Site
Mickey Mantle Page at the Baseball HOF Site


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.