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Mickey Mantle Hospitalized, But Will Play World Series

Sept. 28, 1961 - Mickey Mantle was hospitalized today with an abscess in the upper right hip and will miss the Yankees' final three games of the regular season. However, he is expected to play in the world series next week. The other half of the Bombers' homer-hitting M Squad, Roger Maris, will be back in the lineup tonight against the Red Sox for the opener of a three-game series. Maris, rested for two full days, will be making his final effort to pile up more home runs than any man has ever hit in a major league season. The world series with the Reds will open in Cincinnati on Wednesday.


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