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Author Hall, John G., 1939 or 40-

Title Mickey Mantle : before the glory / by John G. Hall

Imprint Leawood, KS : Leathers Publishing, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections  796.357 M319Bh 2005    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxv, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-320) and index.
Contents Setting the scene -- The Mantle migration: from England to Missouri -- Life in a new land: Oklahoma -- Farmed out: from Spavinaw to the Tri-State -- Ottawa County in the 1930s -- Douthat: the first innings of organized baseball -- The World War II years: backyard baseball -- Commerce High School and a near-amputation -- 1947: the Baxter Springs Whiz Kids -- 1948: the Commerce Comet takes off -- Walter A. "Barney" Barnett, Sr.: a major influence -- Recollections from Mantle's early friends and associates -- 1949: a contract is signed -- 1949: the first innings of professional baseball -- 1949: the Independence Yankees -- 1950: the Joplin Miners: spring training -- 1950: the Western Association pennant race.
Subject Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1585973173

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