“Candid, compassionate…the best of the Mantle biographies.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With storytelling bravado and fresh research…[in] Leavy’s hands, the life of Mantle no longer defies logic. She hits a long home run.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A masterpiece of sports biography.”
Booklist (starred review)

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Atlantic City, 1983 Commerce, OK April 17, 1953
My weekend with The Mick changed my life and was the catalyst for this book. A tour of Mantle’s home town Mantle hit what has come to be known as baseball’s first Tape Measure home run


A Tour of the Yankee
Stadium Area
The Opening of
Mickey’s Restaurant
The author returns to the Stadium
to visit the landmarks of childhood
Mickey Mantle’s, the restaurant on
Central Park So., opened in Feb. 198
The Kinetic Mick
There may have been only one Mickey Mantle, but he was two very different hitters, right-handed and left-handed.