Larry Mantle passes away

granger

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Larry Mantle, the youngest brother of Hall of Fame baseball star Mickey Mantle, died Monday morning in his Fresno, California, home. He was 79.

A long time teacher and coach in Oklahoma, Larry spent 50 years coaching high school football, including winning the 1977 state championship at Cashion. He became the school’s all-time wins leader. He is also Cordell’s all-time wins leader.

Larry also coached at Northwest Classen, Velma-Alma and Cyril, becoming known as an innovator with pass-heavy offenses. He also coached six-man football in Texas....

https://oklahoman.com/article/5668774/l ... antle-dies
 

markf

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RIP Larry ,As a kid we had one mlb game televised a week on a Saturday afternoon 90% of the time it was the Yankees the Mantle name was a gathering around the tv on a Saturday Mickey Mantle Roger Maris and a lot more than yall would know,other than Oldbearkat ,Falstaff beer commercials a classic, RIP Mantle
 

oldfolks

Active member
At least one more remembering the Baseball game of the week with Dizzy Dean and Peewee Reese. Old Dizzy would get to drinking that Falstaff and put on a show. The English Teachers would write in about his misuse of the English language. RIP Larry Mantle.
 

Old Bearkat

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markf":idpwi9hj said:
RIP Larry ,As a kid we had one mlb game televised a week on a Saturday afternoon 90% of the time it was the Yankees the Mantle name was a gathering around the tv on a Saturday Mickey Mantle Roger Maris and a lot more than yall would know,other than Oldbearkat ,Falstaff beer commercials a classic, RIP Mantle

You forgot to mention the best Yankee of all those on that era - YOGI BERRA!!!!!
 

Texlonghorn75

Active member
Best part of the Yankees was their losing the 1960 World Series to the Pittsburg Pirates in seven games. Bill Mazeroski, Smokey Burgess, Vern Law, Dick Stuart, Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and company did them in.
 
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