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Baseball card market has collapsed

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Collectors trying to cash in their baseball cards are finding the market has collapsed, thanks to a glut caused by U.S. companies cashing in on the boom.

Hair auction to part buyers from cash

CHICAGO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Clumps of hair belonging to such celebrities as Mickey Mantle, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis went up for auction in Chicago Tuesday.

DiMaggio uniform to go on auction block

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Joe DiMaggio's original New York Yankees uniform is the centerpiece of an All-Star auction of sports memorabilia this week.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2005 with 72 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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Reds' Griffey done for 2005

CINCINNATI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Injury-plagued Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will not play again in 2005.

Monthly AL honors for Giambi, Zito

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi and Barry Zito Wednesday were named American League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for July.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 8, L.A. Angels 7 (11)

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Tony Womack hit an RBI single in the 11th inning Sunday as the New York Yankees edge the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 8-7.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2004 with 72 to follow.
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BALTIMORE, June 12 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski's leadoff home run triggered a four-run 11th Saturday as San Francisco beat Baltimore, 9-6, in the first game of a split doubleheader.

Alex Rodriguez wins AL MVP honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in all of sports, Monday was named American League Most Valuable Player.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2003 with 72 to follow.
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Momix brings dance illusion to the stage

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Momix, one of America's few for-profit dance groups, has performed abroad more than in the United States, but it is still a national treasure providing delightf

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Mickey Mantle
NYP96011705-17JAN96-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Danny Mantle, son of New York Yankee legend Mickey Mantle and founding member of the Mickey Mantle Foundation stands with Mickie Mantle organ donor cards Jan 17 distributed during an exhit unveiling at New York's Penn Station of photo essays to promote organ donation. UPI cc/Ezio Petersen

Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

He played his storied 18-year major-league professional career all for the New York Yankees, winning 3 American League MVP titles and playing in 16 All-Star games. Mantle played on 12 pennant winners and 7 World Series Championship clubs. He still holds the records for most World Series home runs (18), RBIs (40), runs (42), walks (43), extra-base hits (26), and total bases (123). He is also the career leader in walk-off home runs, with a combined 13 in regular season and post-season play (12 regular, 1 postseason). He won the triple crown in 1956. He is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and one of the greatest players in baseball history.

Mickey Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, the son of Elvin Charles Mantle, a coal miner, and Lovell (née Richardson) Mantle. He was named in honor of Mickey Cochrane, the Hall of Fame catcher from the Philadelphia Athletics, by his father, known as "Mutt," who was an amateur player and fervent fan. According to the book Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, by Tony Castro, in later life, Mantle expressed relief that his father had not known Cochrane's true first name, as he would have hated to be named Gordon. Mantle always spoke warmly of his father, and said he was the bravest man he ever knew. "No boy ever loved his father more," he said. His father died of cancer in 1952 at the age of 39, just as his son was starting his career. Mantle said one of the great heartaches of his life was that he never told his father he loved him.

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