Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Mickey Mantle, MLB
Mickey Mantle; Major League Baseball (Organization); Baseball
It was just a few weeks ago that we went through the spectacle of Mickey Mantle's liver transplant which gave us a preview of the sort of emotional outpouring that would come at his death. At the time the surgery seemed to be a success and there was hope that Mickey would survive. We now know that this was not to be, as the cancer spread quickly throughout Mickey's body. His doctors tell us that they have never seen such a virulent form of cancer as it moved with incredible speed. But then with Mickey nothing was ordinary.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "In Memoriam: Mickey Mantle" (1995). On Sport and Society. 260.