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Mickey Mantle 1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, Yankee Stadium, 6/8/1969, WPIX-TV

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Published on Jan 4, 2013

YanksAtShea is VERY proud to present the complete telecast of the greatest of all NY Yankee Retirement Ceremonies, Mickey Mantle Day 1969 as aired over WPIX-TV in New York on Sun. June 8, 1969. This was the second tribute given to Mantle (the first was presented before his retirement in August of 1965). This one, though, is by far the better of the two. It's a superb ceremony as written and choreographed by Yankee PR head Bob Fishel. Watch Frank Messer's superb turn as emcee (with a Bob Sheppard introduction) to the NINE minute(!) ovation given to Mickey after being introduced by Mel Allen ("How about that??"). And all telecast from the real and original Yankee Stadium. Sit back, enjoy, and even shed a tear for the Mick on this his greatest day (and he looks fantastic!). Pat Summerall is behind the WPIX microphone.

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