Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mickey Mantle play in the works from pop music author David Leaf

Yea, but Oklahomer! is one goofy assed title.

It looks like “batter up!” again on the theatrical boards: Mickey Mantle is the subject of a new play that writer-producer David Leaf is working on with the cooperation of Danny and David Mantle, sons of the incredibly talented but careless New York Yankees star, who died in 1995.

Broadway World reports that Leaf has begun putting a team together for the show, which has Broadway ambitions.

He’s known for delving into the lives of pop music heroes, first gaining notice with his 1978 book, “The Beach Boys and the California Myth,” then directing or co-directing the documentary films “The Night James Brown Saved Boston” and “The U.S. Versus John Lennon.”

Leaf told Broadway World that Mantle was his first hero, and promises to “bring him to life, flaws and all” on the stage. Together with Willie Mays, Mantle brought a previously unseen combination of power and speed to ballparks of the 1950s and ‘60s. But Mantle was plagued by injuries and undermined by alcoholism and after-hours carousing during his playing days.

Repoz Posted: March 01, 2013 at 06:43 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, play

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: March 02, 2013 at 12:23 AM (#4378864)
sons of the incredibly talented but careless New York Yankees star


careless? he fell into an open manhole or somesuch? or is this about his arrogant disregard of 1951 sprinkler systems...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Mike Emeigh
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRaissman: Mike Francesa returning to WFAN in the 3 pm - 7 pm time slot, sources tell News
(23 - 2:30pm, Apr 25)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogThe unwritten rules of using a position player to pitch ... when you’re winning big
(68 - 2:29pm, Apr 25)
Last: Hank G.

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(296 - 2:28pm, Apr 25)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOTP 2018 Apr 23: The Dominant-Sport Theory of American Politics
(632 - 2:27pm, Apr 25)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-25-2018
(49 - 2:27pm, Apr 25)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1609 - 2:24pm, Apr 25)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(2635 - 2:19pm, Apr 25)
Last: If on a winter's night a baserunner

NewsblogRonald Acuna being called up by Braves | MLB.com
(45 - 2:01pm, Apr 25)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogKyle Schwarber hits 2 homers in Cubs' win
(11 - 1:46pm, Apr 25)
Last: Zonk, Genius of the Stables

Gonfalon CubsRiding the Rails of Mediocrity
(22 - 1:41pm, Apr 25)
Last: Andere Richtingen

Newsblog'Family' and sense of 'brotherhood' has Diamondbacks picking up right where they left off
(19 - 1:39pm, Apr 25)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogThere are lies, damn lies, and OMNICHATTER! for April 25, 2018.
(1 - 12:49pm, Apr 25)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogVIDEO: Rockies Announcers Sound Like Complete Idiots Talking About Javier Baez
(39 - 12:40pm, Apr 25)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogPujols' Age Revisted
(49 - 12:28pm, Apr 25)
Last: michaelplank has knowledgeable eyes

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Marlins voting thread
(1 - 11:48am, Apr 25)
Last: SoSH U at work

Page rendered in 0.1035 seconds
47 querie(s) executed