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American Horse Publications Member To Speak at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Sykesville, Maryland - July 1, 2008 - Fred Glueckstein, a member of American Horse Publications and author of Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes, will speak and sign copies of his new book at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York at 1:00 PM on August 14, 2008. Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes is an inspiring story for young adults, as well as baseball fans of all ages, on one of America's most legendary and beloved baseball stars - Mickey Mantle.

"It is an honor to be invited to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where Mickey was inducted in 1974 with his long time teammate and pal, Whitey Ford," Glueckstein said. "His legendary 18-year career with the New York Yankees was filled with a long list of impressive accomplishments despite a series of devastating injuries. My talk will focus on Mickey's childhood during the Depression, the impact of his father on his life, his signing with the Yankees, and rookie year in 1951. These were the formative and challenging years that preceded Mickey's greatness."

About Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes

Major League Baseball's Opening Day, 1951. Nineteen-year-old Mickey Mantle puts on the New York Yankees' famous white pinstriped uniform. His stomach roils. Sweat beads his brow. Today is his first major league game in front of a near capacity crowd at Yankee Stadium, and there is one man Mickey doesn't want to disappoint above all others: his father.

Raised during the Depression, Mickey learned how to catch, hit, and field the ball from his dad, Elvin. In high school, Mickey suffered a football injury that revealed a serious bone disorder. He wondered if he would ever play baseball again. But with the support and love of his father, he overcame his affliction and signed with the New York Yankees in 1949. A moving story of Mickey's early years in baseball, from his difficult rookie season to his triumphant return in 1951, Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes, portrays the everlasting bond between father and son and the making of one of baseball greatest legends.

Upcoming Author Events:

August 14, 2008

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main Street

Cooperstown, New York

Bullpen Theatre 1:00 PM

August 24, 2008

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

301 W. Camden Street

Baltimore, Maryland

11:00 AM

Book Ordering

Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes is published by iUniverse, a strategic partner of Barnes & Noble. For more information about ordering the book, please contact iUniverse at: Phone - 402-323-7800

Fax - 402-323-7824 or on the web at http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore

All iUniverse books are distributed through Ingram Distribution and Baker & Taylor. iUniverse books can be purchased in any major bookstore, or online at http://www.amazon.com , http://www.barnesandnoble.com or


About the Author

Fred Glueckstein attended Queens College of the City University of New York and New York University. In addition to baseball, he has written extensively about horses. Fred has been published in such magazines as The Chronicle of the Horse, Horses in Art, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, Equestrian, ARMY magazine, Preakness Souvenir Magazine, and Finest Hour, the official publication of the Churchill Centre and International Societies. Fred is a columnist for PhelpsSports.com, a 24/7 all-equestrian sports service, and the Equestrian Network Magazine. He is also the author of The '27 Yankees and Of Men, Women and Horses. Fred and his wife Eileen live in Sykesville, Maryland. They have two children, Brian and Debra.

Selected Reviews

Tom Stanton, author of Ty and the Babe

"Fred Glueckstein takes us back to 1951 and the glorious debut of an American baseball legend, Mickey Mantle. This is the most detailed account yet of Mantle's rookie year, and it's a joy to read -- perfect for Yankee fans of all ages."

David H. Fischvogt

Director of Education and Programming

Sports Legend Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Baltimore

"Fred Glueckstein's latest book, Mickey Mantle: A Rookie in Pinstripes, brings back so many memories of Mickey and the Yankees during the early 50s. From his high school days in Oklahoma through the '51 World Series, Fred chronicles Mickey's early years, as he takes us behind the scenes as well as on the field. Yankee fans, both young and old will enjoy reliving those moments as they read this book."


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