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Baseball's scouting scale tells sport's stories in unique way

...run, glove and arm. It's also used far too often. True five-tool players are generational talents, such as Mickey Mantle in his prime and the athlete Gonzales scouted at Auburn in 1986.The Royals scout gave Jackson a potential 50 hit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-03/baseballs-scouting-scale
History of draft's first picks finds mixed results

...Perhaps the most polarizing first pick over the past 16 years is Josh Hamilton by Tampa Bay in 1999. Hamilton drew Mickey Mantle comparisons for his ability to show all five tools, including immense power, but off-the-field issues combined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-06/history-drafts-first-pic
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has a lot on his plate

...sitting in the lower deck between home plate and first base at Yankee Stadium for New York's 3-2 loss to Minnesota. Mickey Mantle went deep twice in his last multi-homer game."It was a big trip for us as a family," Manfred said.The contrast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-26/new-baseball-commissione
Pro leagues moving steadily toward accepting betting on their games

We've come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers ? not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-14/pro-leagues-moving-steadily-towar
New York Yankees Derek Jeter turns small part of attention to business

...he's climbed the lists of Yankees career leaders, alongside Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle, Jeter has struck deals with national brands such as Gatorade, Movado, Nike's Brand Jordan, Rawlings and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/new-york-yankees-derek-j
Yankees honor Tino Martinez with plaque in Monument Park

...elegant area behind the center-field fence at Yankee Stadium, along with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and late owner George Steinbrenner.Martinez helped the Yankees win four World Series titles and five AL pennants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-21/yankees-honor-tino-marti
Old school days suit alum just fine

...not sure if you've ever heard Billy Crystal talk about going to New York Yankee games with his father and watching Mickey Mantle and those guys. That's what it was like for me," he said. "To go in there, it was surreal."A couple of years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-15/old-school-days-suit-alum-jus
Tiger Woods' injuries follow a troubling pattern

...surgeries. For all the comparisons to Jack Nicklaus, in light of this latest breakdown, it might be more apt to look at Mickey Mantle.A chain-reaction series of injuries hobbled the Yankee slugger through the final few seasons of a career that should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-04-01/tiger-woods-injuries-follow-
What I'd like to say about Lou Brissie

...remind me to never quit.""Give me a copy of that picture," he said, "and I'll put it between Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle and Bob Feller."(I think he was joking, but I got him a copy just in case.)Finally, I would like to say that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-26/what-id-say-about-lou-br
Henry Aaron celebrates 80 in style, with an honor most never dream of - a portrait in the Smithsonian

...dated to 1958.Selig also talked of the overdue acceptance of Aaron in a career in which he was often overshadowed by Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays."I'm not so sure people understand what a great all-around player he was," Selig said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-07/henry-aaron-celebrates-8