Mickey Mantle And The FBI

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Mickey Mantle And The FBI

Like many famous Americans, baseball star Mickey Mantle had an FBI file. In these excerpts from that dossier, the bureau links the late New York Yankee to illegal prostitution and gambling operations. Here's what you'll find at left:

Page 1: A confidential informant's hooker tale. It's not hard to figure which of Mantle's pals (six-letter first name, four-letter surname) was carousing with The Mick.

Pages 2-5: In the course of an interstate gambling investigation--which originated in Oklahoma, Mantle's birthplace--the athlete's Dallas phone number surfaced. A carefully placed FBI redaction mark (on page 2) obliterates what Mantle supposedly bet.