[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.