COMMERCE, Okla. To most pitchers in the American League, Mickey Mantle
and make it a walking museum of sorts."
David Mantle, Mickey’s oldest surviving son, will be in attendance with other family
members. The ceremony coincides with the Commerce HS class reunions from 1945-1955
and the Picher Mining reunion so there will be several of Mickey’s classmates and childhood
friends in attendance. Following the unveiling there will be a chat session to discuss
memories of the Mick for documentation to be display in Mickey Mantle Park at a later date.
statue recognizing the commission and Calcagno, who also has done statues of Heisman Trophy
winner Steve Owens and Odin, the mascot of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
Waybright said the next phase of the project is a parking lot and sidewalk leading to the statue,
benches and other landscaping along with listings of Mantle’s career and accomplishments will follow. Bricks and
tiles sold trough the museum efforts will also be incorporated into the Mickey Mantle park area.
There is no charge to attend the ceremony and the public is welcome to attend so bring your lawn chairs and join us in a fun celebration of the life and career of The Commerce Comet.
For more information on the unveiling ceremony you can call Waybright at 918.961.6508
Press Release courtesy Jim Ellis of the Miami NewsRecord.