15. Williams predicts; M&M asked about edict

21m | Aug 12, 2021

The home run race is full steam ahead for Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, as the Yankees maintain their grip on first place. While appearing on broadcaster Red Barber’s Yankees pregame show, Mantle and Maris are asked about Commissioner Ford Frick’s edict that in order to break Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record they would have to do it within 154 games and not the new 162-game season.

Recently retired slugger Ted Williams also makes a prediction about the home run race and the 1961 World Series winner. And to add even more fuel to the fire, Yankees manager Ralph Houk is fined and suspended for five games.

All this and more are a part of this latest episode.

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