MICKEY MANTLE HITS THREE HOMERS IN ONE GAME…FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE PLATE!
MANTLE BECOMES FIRST PLAYER IN BASEBALL HISTORY TO HIT HOME RUNS
BOTH LEFT-HANDED AND RIGHT-HANDED….IN ONE GAME!
YANKEE SLUGGER ACCOUNTS FOR ALL FIVE RUNS IN VICTORY OVER DETROIT TIGERS
ALSO…TED WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH BOSTON RED SOX FOR $75,000
The Detroit Free Press
May 14, 1955
The Sports Page headlines say it all: “MANTLE PUTS SLUG ON TIGERS, 5-2.” “3 HOMERS TOO MUCH FOR GROMEK.” The Free Press publishes both the fantastic achievement from Yankee Stadium in New York, the complete box score, PLUS a great photo of “The Mick” handling three bats at one time!
Also in this issue is a report that the great Ted Williams is glad to be “back to work” with the Boston Red Sox for 1955. “The Splendid Splinter” had considered retiring, but decided to come back once again. During the season, he appeared in 98 games hitting an amazing .356 with 28 home runs. Nice photo of “Teddy Ballgame” practicing a bunt of all things!
The complete issue contains 24 pages and is in nice shape. The paper has some pages wholly or partially separated at the spine apparently when the issue was disbound from a 1955 volume years ago. The only damage I see is to the last unimportant page (23-24). With Mantle rookie cards selling for $5,000 up to $280,00+ (and there are a great many around), this historic issue is quite the bargain to say the least! I seldom, if ever, see a newspaper on Mickey Mantle.