Thursday, May 3, 2012
United Press International (UPI) columnist Milton Richman asked Yankee president and chairman of the board Mike Burke point blank - were the Yankees going to include Mantle as one of their 15 protected players for the expansion draft? Burke told Richman, “It’s unthinkable to us that Mickey will ever be anything but a Yankee. He most definitely will not be on our list of availables.”
And yet, sure enough, when October 15th came around, of the 15 players that the Yankees were protecting, Mantle was not among them.
I thought you folks would enjoy this little trip into Yankee history.
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