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When A Community Weeps by Mary Beth williams, Ellen S. Zinner

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Figure 8.1 The Mickey Mantle Organ Donor Baseball Card (obverse) contains Mantle’s message of thanks to the American public. (Used with permission of The Mickey Mantle Foundation.)

Chapter 8

The Death and Rebirth of a Hero: Mickey Mantle’s Legacy

Lynda Harrell

On July 11, 1995, the baseball world revolved around Dallas, Texas. The All Star Game was about to occur 20 miles down the highway at The Ballpark in Arlington, showcasing the sport’s current luminaries. But first, the assembled national media gathered at Baylor University Medical Center for an appearance by a legendary star.

Mickey Mantle shuffled and steadied himself on furniture as he ...

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