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Mickey Mantle's No. 7 Joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Joe DiMaggio In 1969 Yankee Stadium Ceremony

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Mickey Mantle didn't cry during the ceremonies, but later he admitted there were times he came close. There was the ovation when he was introduced by Mel Allen, an eight-minute outpouring of love and affection and Mickey could feel the goose bumps rising on his arms and he could feel the tears well up in his eyes as he shifted embarrassingly from foot to foot. When he raised his hands, gesturing to the fans to stop, they cheered and stamped their feet and pounded their hands together all the more.


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