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Maris & Mantle
Maris & Mantle

Maris & Mantle

Two Yankees, Baseball Immortality, and the Age of Camelot
By Tony Castro

SPORTS & RECREATION

320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629378091

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2021)

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Overview

The never before told story of the profound and compelling friendship between the two New York legends
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are forever intertwined in baseball history thanks to the unforgettable 1961 season, when the two Yankee icons spurred each other to new heights in pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record. History has largely overlooked the bond between the two men not as titans of their sport, but as people. Guided by Tony Castro, bestselling author and foremost chronicler of Mantle, readers will journey into history, from the Yankees' blockbuster trade for Maris, whose acquisition re-ignited Mantle's career after a horrendous 1959 season, to the heroics of 1961 and far beyond. This dual biography is a thoroughly researched, emotionally gripping portrait that brings Yankees lore alive.

Author Biography

Tony Castro is a distinguished Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian and the author of several critically acclaimed books. Recent works include Mantle: The Best There Ever Was and Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud.

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Maris & Mantle:

Two Yankees, Baseball Immortality, and the Age of Camelot

By Tony Castro

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are forever intertwined in baseball history thanks to the unforgettable 1961 season, when the two Yankee icons spurred each other to new heights in pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record. History has largely overlooked the bond between the two men not as titans of their sport, but as people.

 

Guided by Tony Castro, bestselling author and foremost chronicler of Mickey Mantle, Maris & Mantle: Two Yankees, Baseball Immortality, and the Age of Camelot takes readers on a journey into history, from the Yankees' blockbuster trade for Maris, whose acquisition re-ignited Mantle's career after a horrendous 1959 season, to the heroics of 1961 and far beyond. This dual biography is a thoroughly researched, emotionally gripping portrait that brings Yankees lore alive.

 

  • The Yankees' blockbuster trade for Maris, whose acquisition re-ignited Mantle's career after a disappointing 1959 season  
  • Maris’ countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time 
  • Maris’ rise as the son of Eastern European immigrants and his fiery aspirations to beat Yankee fan favorite Mickey Mantle to the most cherished record in all sports.
  • The true story of the Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle’s friendship and how it is forever intertwined in baseball history
  • The unforgettable 1961 season, when the two Yankee icons spurred each other to new heights in pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record

 

The never before told story of the profound and compelling friendship between the two New York legends is brought to light in Maris & Mantle: Two Yankees, Baseball Immortality, and the Age of Camelot, offering baseball fans a remarkable look at one of the most notable baseball stories in MLB history.

 

About the Author:

Tony Castro is a distinguished Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian and the author of several critically acclaimed books. Recent works include Mantle: The Best There Ever Was and Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud.

 

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