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Mickey Mantle: We Never Realized He Had the Most Talent of His Era

was better than we thought, and we never realized that he had more talent than any player of his era. The passage of time, which provides the necessary perspective, has shown that was the case.

Mickey Mantle retired following the 1968 season. During spring training in 1969, the fact that Mantle was not among those preparing for the season became a reality. His contemporaries, many of whom rank among the greatest players of all time, expressed their views about him.

When Stan Musial was asked by a reporter what Mickey Mantle had that no other player had, Musial smiled and replied, "Two bad legs."

In training camps throughout Florida and Arizona, players remembered Mickey Mantle as a cripple who had fantastic endurance and strength. Leave ...

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