The year was 1972. To celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary, the Yankees – or more specifically, the Vice-President of the Yankees, Bob Fishel – sent current and former players a questionnaire that asked them to describe their most “outstanding event at Yankee Stadium.”
Even though he was four years into retirement, Mickey Mantle, like the upstanding and lifelong Yankee that he was, took the time to respond:
The Mick was The Man. And amazingly, the documents have been authenticated. So it has now been empirically proven that Mickey Mantle was basically the greatest human being ever.