Mickey Mantle

Courtesy Photo A photo exhibit of Mickey Mantle is on display at the East Texas Oil Museum right now.

The Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum is featuring the exhibit, “Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White,” through June 19.

“This exhibit explores his life through black and white photographs seen in newsprint and uses the original reporters’ captions to highlight this Baseball Hall of Famer’s milestones,” said Olivia Moore, ETOM director.

In his 18-year career, Mantle hit 536 home runs with a .298 batting average and 1,509 runs batted in.

He won the American League’s Most Valuable Player three times and the Triple Crown (.353 batting average, 52 home runs and 130 RBIs) in 1956.

In 1974, “The Mick” was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mantle died in Dallas in 1995.

The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, call the ETOM at (903) 983-8295 or visit https://easttexasoilmuseum.kilgore.edu/.

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