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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

Legendary New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hit 536 career home runs, was
named American League MVP three times, and led the AL in home runs 4
times and batting average once. He won the Triple Crown in 1956 and totaled
7 World Series Championships in his 18-year career. Mantle made his MLB
debut on April 17, 1951 for the New York Yankees. He was named to 20 All-
Star games during his career, from 1951 to 1968.

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This 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps "rookie"
is the most valuable post-war card. In
2007 one sold for close to $300,000.

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Mickey Charles (“The Mick”) Mantle  
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918


Harold Peter Henry "Pee Wee" Reese
(July 23, 1918 – August 14, 1999)

Baseball player “Pee Wee” Reese was a 10-time MLB All-Star shortstop for the
Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. He helped lead the team
to a World Series Championship in 1955. Reese got his nickname, "Pee Wee,"
by being a champion marbles player. After retiring in 1958, he became manager
of the the Dodgers’ and led the team to another World Series Championship
in 1959.

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BELOVED NBA FIGURE HAS DIED AT 74


Known to his many fans as "Nate the Great". 


Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016)

(FofNews) – NBA great Nate Thurmond died Saturday after a short battle
with leukemia. The seven-time All-Star center’s death came a month after
two of his former teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State
Warriors, met in the NBA Finals. Both franchises have retired Thurmond’s
number 42 jersey.

          

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JOE GARAGIOLA HAS DIED AT 90



Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr.
(February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016)

Joe Garagiola, a Major League Baseball legend who successfully moved from
the field to the broadcast booth, has died. The Arizona Diamondbacks made
the announcement Wednesday. The cause of his death is unclear at this time.

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