[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1995, Book II)]
[August 13, 1995]
[Pages 1257-1258]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Death of Mickey Mantle
August 13, 1995

    When I was growing up in the 1950's, millions of young people like 
me loved watching Mickey Mantle lead the Yankees. As a ballplayer, 
Mickey inspired generations of fans with his power

[[Page 1258]]

and grit. As a man, he faced up to his responsibilities and alerted 
generations to come to the dangers of alcohol abuse. He will be 
remembered for excellence on the baseball field and the honor and 
redemption he brought to the end of his life.