Ya gotta love a good funny story about some of the greatest athletes to ever live.
In the words of Sandlot, we tend to see some of our sports heroes as beings that are less than a god, but more than man/woman. But at the end of the day, they are (or were) just regular folk that like to have a good time like the rest of us. Their day jobs just happen to be a little bit different.
And one of those perfect examples?
Of course, we all know about “The Mick,” and how he’d be on the Mount Rushmore of greatest baseball players in New York Yankees history. And you could maybe make the argument that he deserves a spot on the Mount Rushmore of baseball players in general.
His professional baseball career spanned from 1948-1969, where he was a 20-time All-Star, 7-time Word Series Champ, 3-time AL MVP, 4-time home run leader and Hall of Famer.
But he also had his fair share of off the field troubles, mostly due to the fact that he liked two things almost as much as he liked baseball… booze and women. No, he was never shy about his marital affairs, or his morning booze which he dubbed, “The Breakfast of Champions”
The Mick was known for his unfiltered personality, and how he always said it like it was.
Sometimes, it got him into a little trouble.
In an infamous letter from 1972, the Yankees asked former players to recall their favorite memories at the stadium.
However, Mantle’s letter was never released to the public, and once you read it, you can imagine why.
It went like this:
“I got a blowjob under the right field bleachers by the Yankee bull pen.”
And then he explained it even further”
“It was about the third or fourth inning. I had a pulled groin and couldn’t f*ck at the time. She was a very nice girl and asked me what to do with the c*m after I came in her mouth.
I said don’t ask me, I’m no c*ck-sucker.”
And he signed it, perhaps sarcastically:
“The All-American boy”
In 1972, the Yankees asked former players for their most outstanding experience at Yankee Stadium.
Mickey Mantle’s response was so lewd and graphic it could never be printed.