The Glory and Misery of Mickey Mantle
Mantle made the All-Star team for 14 straight seasons and finished in the top five in MVP voting nine times. But this photo, one of the most famous depictions of an athlete in decline ever recorded, shows something else: a man on the downside of a glorious career, ravaged by injuries, betrayed by the very body that had brought him fame and riches.

The Glory and Misery of Mickey Mantle

Mantle made the All-Star team for 14 straight seasons and finished in the top five in MVP voting nine times. But this photo, one of the most famous depictions of an athlete in decline ever recorded, shows something else: a man on the downside of a glorious career, ravaged by injuries, betrayed by the very body that had brought him fame and riches.

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    One of the best pictures in sports
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    How great is this picture?
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