Was there ever another baseball hero quite like Mickey Mantle ? He had that swing, that sense of style. He could bat from both the right and the left. And he had the shattering tragedy of his World Series knee injury.
At Success Academy Union Square, a charter school in Manhattan, parents dropping off kindergartners one frigid morning include a radiologist with a Louis Vuitton bag slung over one shoulder and a fashion designer married to an investment banker. Some arrive in taxis.
George Steinbrenner gets his place alongside Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park today as the New York Yankees honor their late owner before the start of a four-game series against Tampa Bay.