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When Mickey Mantle Rooted Against Billy Martin

love Billy, but I'm still a Yankee. I was rooting for the Yankees to win that playoff last week against Billy."

Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin's friendship is legendary. They were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Batman and Robin, and Thelma and Louise all rolled into one. However, when it came to the Yankees, Mickey Mantle was a Yankee. So was Billy Martin, but Billy Martin was sent away.

They could take Billy Martin away from the Yankees, but they couldn't take the Yankees away from Billy Martin.

 

Loyal to the Buck

In 1981, Billy managed the Oakland A's against the Yankees in the playoffs.

There were two playoff rounds in 1981 due to a lengthy strike that was cause by the owners' ...

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