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MICKEY QUOTES
(61-80)
by Lewis Early
(Excerpted from the award-winning DVD, Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Comes To Life®- The Deluxe Lost Stories Edition. Click Here to learn more about it. Click Here to see an outline of the contents of the DVD.)
 
61. "Mickey, it's only a game."
Mickey's wife Merlyn, trying to console him after losing the 1960 World Series

62. "What do you think?"
Casey Stengel to a reporter who asked him if he thought the better team had won the 1960 World Series 

63. "You are our leader."
Ralph Houk to Mickey in spring training, 1961

64. "Give me the Mick in the clutch anytime."
Ralph Houk

65. "Ralph (Houk) brought out the best in everybody, and that included me. I consider myself lucky to have played for him."
Mickey Mantle

66. "Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was."
Mickey Mantle

67. "A lot of people wrote that Roger (Maris) and I didn't like each other and that we didn't get along. Nothing could be further from the truth."
Mickey Mantle

68. "In 1961 somebody could've hit a home run to win the game and the next day the headline was about the M&M boys not hitting a home run. But everyone was real good about it. Instead of getting mad they joked about it."
Mickey Mantle

69. "The greatest thing I ever saw was Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's record."
Mickey Mantle

70. "Well, I beat my man. Now it's up to you to beat yours."
Mickey to Roger Maris after he beat Lou Gehrig's 1927 home run total of 47 with his 48th homer in 1961

71. "I know a doctor who can give you a shot and you'll get over that cold you've got and get better in a day."
Broadcaster Mel Allen to Mickey when he referred him to Dr. Max Jacobson (the notorious "Dr. Feel Good" to many celebrities), who botched the injection he gave Mickey, putting Mickey in the hospital and ruining his chances of breaking Babe Ruth's record

72. "The strain on Roger (Maris) was unbelievable. After I dropped out the reporters only had one guy to go to. They surrounded him everywhere he went. He had big clumps of hair falling out. That he went ahead and did it was unbelievable."
Mickey Mantle

73. "It was the single greatest feat I ever saw."
Mickey on Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's single season record

74. "I don't know why Roger (Maris) isn't in the hall of fame. To me, he was as good as there ever was."
Mickey Mantle

75. "In 1961, when Maris broke Babe Ruth's record, he wasn't intentionally walked once. Mickey batted after Roger, and nobody was going to put a man on base with Mantle coming up to the plate."
Mel Allen

76. "I don't want to take anything away from Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. They're both great hitters, but they're batting against guys they never would have seen in previous years."
Ted Williams, on the effects of baseball's expansion from 16 to 20 teams on the pitching talent

77. "To Mickey, the Greatest of them all - Roger Maris."
Inscription by Roger Maris on a baseball he gave Mickey

78. "The best team I ever saw, and I really mean this, was the '61 Yankees."
Mickey Mantle

79. "I never got to see the '27 Yankees. Everyone says that was the greatest team ever. But I think it would've been a great series if we'd have had the chance to play them."
Mickey Mantle

80. "If I'd known I was going to live so long I'd have taken better care of myself."
Mickey Mantle

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