Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Mickey Mantle
Baseball; Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995
It has been a long time since there was so much talk of heroes around the sports scene. Two weeks ago this talk was precipitated by the news that Mickey Mantle was paying the price for his alcoholism and would undergo a liver transplant. Of interest to me was the fact that virtually no one suggested that Mantle was any less a great American hero in the face of his well documented alcoholism.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Mickey Mantle" (1995). On Sport and Society. 394.