Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This date in time: August 13, 1995, Mickey Mantle dies at the age of 63 from cancer of the liver. Flags were flown half-mast at Yankee Stadium in honor of the Yankee great. I've posted this here before, but I'll always imagine what he could have been without all the significant injuries and the self-inflected abuse to his body. As great as he was, his full potential was never utilized. He was certainly one of the greatest athletes the game has ever known.