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MLB: Mickey Mantle’s Bat Beat Brooklyn but Mickey Didn’t Bat

Mantle's torn hamstring muscle in his right thigh prevented him from playing in the opening game of the 1955 World Series, but his bat still beat the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Joe Collins, the New York Yankees left-handed hitting first baseman, had been in a severe slump at the end of August. He had tried most of the things that slumping hitters try to no avail.

Then he approached Mickey Mantle to request a great favor. He wanted to use Mickey's bat.

Mickey granted Collins' request and it was with Mickey's bat that Collins was pivotal in the New York Yankees win.

Brooklyn jumped in front against Whitey Ford when Carl Furillo hit his second consecutive World Series home run in the second inning. Furillo had tied the sixth game ...

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