Deathbed Literature | Mickey Mantle
New York Yankee great, Mickey Mantle died on August 13th, 1995. He was a beloved New York figure and his relationship with his fans was put best by sportscaster Bob Costas “a fragile hero to whom we had an emotional attachment so strong and lasting that it defied logic.” Costas added: “In the last year of his life, Mickey Mantle, always so hard on himself, finally came to accept and appreciate the distinction between a role model and a hero. The first, he often was not. The second, he always will be. And, in the end, people got it.”
This was the note he left upon his passing for all his fans to read.