Oklahoma Chapter "Mickey Mantle Car Tour" (Miami, OK)

SABR member Hank Coiner has put together an interesting "Mickey Mantle Baseball Tour" for our next SABR Oklahoma Chapter event on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

We'll meet at 1:30 p.m. in Miami, Oklahoma, for a 60-mile roundtrip to Miami, Baxter Springs, Joplin, and back. All baseball fans are welcome to join us. See details below.

Sites to be visited:

  1. Pro ballpark locations in Miami.
  2. NEO A & M, one-time home of the Junior College World Series. Roger Ward was the coach. We'll also visit the Mickey Mantle memorial in Commerce.
  3. Field of Dreams and whiz kid fields, Baxter Springs.
  4. Joe Becker, Joplin, rebuilt but field is the same as when Mantle played there.

We'll carpool from Miami and try to take as few vehicles as needed. Please RSVP to Howard Johnson (oldwx@yahoo.com) by Thursday, June 22 if you'd like to join us in Miami. Or call 405-625-1745 if you will want to join the caravan in progress.

We will meet at Subway (700 E. Steve Owens Blvd. Miami, OK) near the I-44 Turnpike at 1:30 p.m. and head out around 1:45.

Hope to see you there!

— Howard Johnson
oldwx@yahoo.com