MICKEY MANTLE FBI FILES
Thirty-five pages of Mickey Mantle FBI files copied from files held at FBI headquarters in Washington D. Contains a report that in 1956 the Hall of Fame New York Yankees great was blackmailed by an unidentified person for $15,000 after being caught in a "compromising situation" with a married woman. Details of the investigation to find the source of a 1960 threat to shoot Mantle. A 1963 entry has a source telling the FBI that Mantle received telephone calls from a known gambler. Documentation of the interest of President Richard Nixon's White House in derogatory information on baseball figures, and the willingness of the FBI to compile and release such information on Mantle to the White House.