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This Week In Baseball History

May 14, 2020

His dad tried to mold him into the greatest player in baseball history, and almost succeeded, turning Mickey Mantle into a 5 tool, switch hitting idol to millions who homered from both sides of the plate for the first time 65 years ago this week. Mike and Bill look back on the early life of The Mick, what drove him to succeed, and the demons and injuries that almost derailed him on the way to becoming one of the greatest players in the game's history. Plus, happy birthday to Dennis Martinez and Jose Rijo.