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To: The Cajun
"As far as I know Maris or Mantle never juiced it, well Mantle maybe booze, but that is not a performance enhancer :)"

Completely agree!

For those who defend the "juicers" of the 90's, I always wonder just what Mantle or for that matter Babe Ruth COULD have done, had they not drank and partied so much.

I'd lay money down that Mantle would have broken the Babe's HR record had he stayed "clean".

For baseball historians, they always comment that Mantle was ungodly with his power. And looking at the distances he hit, he came pretty close to the Bambino.

Alas, alcoholism and a bum knee, and we'll never know.

Then again, the Babe hit in parks that had 500 ft. fences, so maybe he would have approached 1000 HRs in the modern era.

45 posted on 02/14/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop
Had read that the reason Mantle's knees gave out was that he never would do pregame warm ups or couldn't do them.
He would just go out there and hit the hell out of the ball.
Idolized him and Yogi Berra way back in the day.
Falstaff Game of the Week with Dizzy Dean, LOL.
46 posted on 02/14/2013 6:54:30 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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