Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able by Jan Sumner

Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able

byJan Sumner

Kobo ebook | February 17, 2016

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The first night baseball game in the history of Organized Baseball was played in Independence on April 28,1930. Mickey Mantle played his first season of professional baseball for the Independence Yankees. A number of ballplayers who spent time playing in Independence went on to outstanding careers in the Major Leagues and two are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The first successful space shot by NASA in 1958 used two monkeys, one of whom, Miss Able, was from the zoo in Independence, which sits just a few hundred feet beyond the fence Mickey Mantle hit his first professional homerun over. Individuals from Independence founded Sinclair Oil and Paramount Pictures, they wrote famous plays such as Picnic, Bus Stop, Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Come Back, Little Sheba. Many more had prominent careers in politics, television, movies and theater.

Title:Independence, Mantle, and Miss AbleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2016Publisher:Jan SumnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0970319711

ISBN - 13:9780970319715