Route 66 Buzz Club — Episode 24-Mickey Mantle, The Commerce Comet

Mantle as a 19-year-old rookie in 1951

Commerce, Oklahoma was a mining town, and home of the legendary baseball player Mickey Mantle, nicknamed The Commerce Comet, who played his entire Major League Baseball career 1951–1968 for the New York Yankees, as noted in Wikipedia. He was considered one of the best players and sluggers, and is considered by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. His on-base…

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.