09. Yanks stumble but Mantle and Maris heat up

21m | Jun 1, 2021

The New York Yankees continued to play up-and-down baseball, entering the month of June, seemingly winning one and losing one. But the bats of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were starting to heat up. The weather was not cooperating, remaining unseasonably cold and wet, but the M&M boys were beginning to surge, offering hope for the Yankees and manager Ralph Houk.

The surest sign things were improving was Memorial Day at Fenway Park, when Mantle and Maris each belted two home runs, as part of a seven-homer New York barrage in a 12-3 pasting of the Red Sox.

The action radio broadcast of that game exists with Mel Allen and Phil Rizzuto at the mic for the Yankees. Click HERE for the link.

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