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01/03/1969 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

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Mickey Mantle's speech the day his number was retired

Mickey Charles Mantle was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951 through 1968. Mantle announced his retirement in March 1969. He gave a "farewell" speech on "Mickey Mantle Day" in June 1969 in Yankee Stadium.
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