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Commerce in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle

(Where Mickey Learned To Play The Game)

 

— 319 South Quincy Street —

 
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By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
1. Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle Marker
Inscription.  When Mickey was 3 years old his family moved to this location. At the age of 5 or 6 his father started teaching him to hit, they used the tin barn as their backstop. Mutt, his father, would pitch righty and Mickey's grandfather would pitch lefty while teaching him the fine art of switch-hitting. Everyday when his father returned home from the mines he and Mickey would start batting practice that lasted until dark. They made up games to add some fun to Mickey's batting lessons. A ball hit below the windows was a single, above the windows a double, the roof a triple and over the house was a home run. Mickey once said, "I was the only kid in town that didn't get in trouble for breaking a window."

Mutt's dream and Mickey's hardwork took him from the lead and zinc mining district in Oklahoma to the skyscrapers and bright lights of New York City. Mickey, "The Commerce Comet," blasted onto the national scene in the 1950's to become A Great American Icon.

He entertained the world with his boyish Oklahoma charm and his amazing Paul Bunyan-like heroics. His tremendous popularity is what sparked the massive sports memorabilia industry
Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
2. Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle Marker
Marker is mounted on the house.
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that continues to flourish today.

Home restoration
Circa 1938
Mickey was 7 years old
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 36° 55.805′ N, 94° 52.503′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is on C Street east of South Quincy Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 S Quincy St, Commerce OK 74339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The British Plot (approx. 1.4 miles away); McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Steve Owens (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carol Littleton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bill Hudson Hastings (approx. 3.7 miles away); David Osborne (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mickey Mantle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Mickey Mantle (Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame). (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Additional keywords. New York Yankees, Baseball Hall of Fame, famer
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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