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Royals defeat Blue Jays 8-6

The Toronto Blue Jays' nine-game winning streak was snapped by the slumping Kansas City Royals, 8-6.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Corked bat, allegedly Mantle's, pulled from auction

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- A sports memorabilia company pulled an illegally corked bat, allegedly Mickey Mantle's, from auction after a statement of complaint by the Mantle family.

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Louisville, Michigan reach NCAA Final Four ... Penguins' Crosby out with broken jaw ... Padres' Headley to open season on DL ... Yankees great Bob Turley dead at 82 ...Louisville's Ware breaks leg in NCAA ... Sports news from United Press International.

Yankees great Bob Turley dead at 82

ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Cy Young Award winner Bob Turley, a member of the New York Yankees of the 1950s, has died at a Georgia hospice, his family said. He was 82.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.
By United Press International
Merlyn Mantle, widow of Mickey, dies

Merlyn Mantle, widow of Mickey, dies

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Merlyn Mantle, the widow of baseball great Mickey Mantle, has died in Plano, Texas, at age 77 from Alzheimer's disease, a family spokesman said.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 7, LA Angels 6 (15)

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Jim Thome's solo homer in the bottom of the 15th inning Saturday helped the Chicago White Sox edge the LA Angels 7-6.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Boston 2

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jim Thome's two-run first-inning homer Sunday started the Chicago White Sox on their way to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Seminoles and N.Y. Yankees team up

Seminoles and N.Y. Yankees team up

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees and the Seminole Tribe of Hollywood, Fla., are joining forces to build a chain of steak houses, it was announced Thursday.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 1

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Damon had his eighth three-hit game of the season Wednesday and drove in a run, carrying the New York Yankees past Toronto 5-1.

Players help sought to save hall game

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A group of 30 Major League players has been recruited to help save Major League Baseball's annual hall of fame contest.
Auction: DiMaggio's jersey, Jackson's bat

Auction: DiMaggio's jersey, Jackson's bat

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- New York auction house Sotheby's says a uniform worn by Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio during his 1936 rookie season will be among items auctioned this month.

Gloves link suspect to baseball card theft

ORANGE PARK, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- A Florida police officer who wondered why a driver pulled over in a traffic stop was wearing gloves helped solve the burglary of a sports memorabilia shop.
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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
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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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