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Summary: The storied life and stellar career of New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle are explored in this compelling HBO Sports special. Beginning with his early days in Oklahoma where his father trained him to be a switch-hitter, the film delves into "The Mick's" rapid ascent to baseball immortality as he signed with the Yankees in 1951 and immediately astonished the sport with his amazing combination of power and speed. For 18 seasons, Mantle batted his way into the record books, but behind the scenes, he battled nagging injuries and the demons of a wayward lifestyle and alcoholism. Interviews include Mantle's wife Merlyn, their sons David and Danny Mantle, Billy Martin Jr., Bob Costas, George Steinbrenner, Jim Bouton, Bobby Murcer, Phil Linz and Ralph Houk. (TVPG) (AC)
PRODUCER : Ross Greenburg,Rick Bernstein,George Roy
CAST : Merlyn Mantle,Billy Martin Jr.,Bob Costas,George Steinbrenner,Jim Bouton,Bobby Murcer,Liev Schreiber
Genre : Sports