A Season in The Sun

A Season in The Sun

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

Mickey Mantle was the ideal hitter for the atomic age, capable of hitting baseballs harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a hero from the heartland whose smile could sell anything.

In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries… (more)