Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mickey Mantle's 535th home run

On this date in 1968, Denny McLain's 31st win is overshadowed by Mickey Mantle's 535th home run. McLain allegedly calls catcher, Jim Price out to the mound to inform him that he will throw Mantle nothing but fastballs.

Jim Price: "Want us to groove you one?"

Mickey Mantle: "High and tight, mediocre cheese"

New York Times (5-8-09)

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