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Mickey Mantle’s Nightmares; Not Just for Opposing Pitchers

Americans (at least before the current depression) retired in their late 60s or early 70s, or not at all. Baseball players, even those with the most longevity, retire while they are still young.

Mickey Mantle retired in 1968 at the tender age of 36. Like old generals, old players never die, but unlike old generals, Mickey Mantle never fades away.

A few years before he passed away, in an interview with a New York newspaper, Mantle revealed that somewhere in the recesses of his brain he never really retired.

Shortly after the end of his career, Mantle had the same dream almost every night. He was in a taxi on his way to the real Yankee Stadium, and he was late.

''I could hear them saying, 'Now batting, No. 7, Mickey Mantle,' and I'd ...

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