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Family of Mickey Mantle Says Corked Bat Is a Phony

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Family of Mickey Mantle Says Corked Bat Is a Phony

Remember the Mickey Mantle corked bat that was going up for auction later this month? Well, Mantle's family spoke out Monday and is saying the whole thing is a sham. "Our Dad loved, revered and dedicated his whole life and professional career to the game of baseball," the Mantle family, through Mantle I.P. Holdings Ltd., said in a statement. "He persevered through devastating injuries to play 18 seasons for the New York Yankees and won seven World Series and many awards. The legacy of our Dad's professionalism, perseverance and integrity has endured for more than 43 years since his retirement from baseball and is a testament to his status as an icon in American sports and culture."

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