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Mickey Mantle’s Worst Injury: It Was Joe DiMaggio’s Play

Allen described the fateful play as it unfolded in the fifth inning of the second game of the 1951 World Series. Thirteen hundred miles away, Lovell Mantle listened intently as she heard the announcer tell her that her son was lying prone on the ground in right field.

Lovell's husband was in the Yankees dugout. He watched as his son was carried off the field on a stretcher. Gone was the joy of seeing Mickey beat out a bunt in the first inning and score the first New York Yankees run in a 3-1 win that evened the Series.

Mutt Mantle was a strong advocate of the bunt. Mickey had told him that he was going to bunt his first time up against New York Giants right-hander and 23-game winner Larry Jansen. Mantle was batting lead off.

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