The other night Albert Pujols hit career home run number 536 to tie Mickey Mantle for 16th on MLB’s All-Time Home Run List. This is quite the accomplishment as Pujols continues his Hall-Of-Fame level career. I am not sure how many baseball fans noticed this feat. I am certain that regardless of how many home runs Albert Pujols hits, he won’t be remembered like Mantle still is, and that’s not his fault…Read More
In an age when folks watch highlights of games on devices that fit in the webbing of a ball glove; and they go to games to be seen, instead of watching THE Game, many of these things escape us. When Mantle called it quits in 1969, his 536 career homers trailed only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays on the all-time list.
I have included a link here that connects to an article written about Mantle when he died. Feel free to read through it, and smile as you recall times and places you may have forgotten along life’s path. Because, for all of us fans of THE Game, nothing brings us back to times and places like the memories of the boys of summer playing the pastime while we let our every sense engage in those moments we all long for through the rest of out lives.