Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

Photography by Ozzie Sweet for the the cover of Sport magazine 1960. Copyright Paul Plaine Ballpark Prints

Fifty years ago today, Mickey Mantle once again just barely misses becoming the first player to hit a home run out of Yankee Stadium. The monstrous walk-off blast off A’s hurler Bill Fischer, which gives the Yankees a 8-7 victory, hits just a few feet below the decorative facade down the right-field line. (nationalpastime.com)

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