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October 5, 1951: In Game 2 of the World Series, right fielder Mickey Mantle's season comes to an immediate end when he severely injures his right knee when his cleats get caught on a drainage cap at Yankee Stadium. Joe DiMaggio's abrupt call for Willie Mays' fly ball in center field leads many to believe the last minute call was a contributing factor to the torn cartilage suffered by the 19 year-old rookie.







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I ran into Joe DiMaggio at a donut place in new york one time. That guy is a self centered douche.





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RedHawk
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I ran into Joe DiMaggio at a donut place in new york one time. That guy is a self centered douche.


Was it at Dinky Donuts?






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TigerintheNO
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That guy is a self centered douche.


I would be too, if I was regarded as the grestest right handed hitter & got to bang Marilyn Monroe.






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blueridgeTiger
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I ran into Joe DiMaggio at a donut place in new york one time.


Did you bang on the table and yell?






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tduecen
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I ran into him at a steakhouse in NY once.... He signed a napkin for me and told me he was surprise I knew who he was.





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Tiger1242
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Oct. 5, 2012: the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals in a one game play in game to begin their magical run to a World Series in Hall of Famer Chipper Jones final season





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tduecen
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Fantasy dates....
Chipper strikes out with game tying run in third and winning run on second






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Tiger1242
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Fantasy dates.... Chipper strikes out with game tying run in third and winning run on second

It's cool, the Yankees are going to get steam rolled






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Ryne Sandberg
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In Game 2 of the World Series, right fielder Mickey Mantle's season comes to an immediate end when he severely injures his right knee when his cleats get caught on a drainage cap at Yankee Stadium.

Seriously though, what could've been? Mantle could have played 3-4 more years. He would've pushed Maris to the end in '61 (although Maris is a personal hero) and probably could have gotten to 650+ HRs






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Tiger1242
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Seriously though, what could've been? Mantle could have played 3-4 more years. He would've pushed Maris to the end in '61 (although Maris is a personal hero) and probably could have gotten to 650+ HRs

He's the Griffey jr. of the 50's






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tduecen
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Not worried, I wouldn't mind seeing Nats win whole thing





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TigerFanInSouthland
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October 5, 1951: In Game 2 of the World Series, right fielder Mickey Mantle's season comes to an immediate end when he severely injures his right knee when his cleats get caught on a drainage cap at Yankee Stadium. Joe DiMaggio's abrupt call for Willie Mays' fly ball in center field leads many to believe the last minute call was a contributing factor to the torn cartilage suffered by the 19 year-old rookie.


If not for that and Mantle's heavy drinking, he would've been the best ever. He literally had everything, speed, power, could hit the ball all over the field, a cannon for an arm, and a switch hitter.

There's only one player I can think of right now that has it all like Mantle, and that's Mike Trout. Even his career has barely gotten off the ground.






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