RedHawks owners talking with Mantle family about museum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials with the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks are talking with the family of Mickey Mantle about creating a museum and educational facility in the team's ballpark.

RedHawks owner Scott Pruitt says he's talked with the family about putting the museum in the west plaza of the stadium. The plaza is along Mickey Mantle Drive in downtown Oklahoma City.

Pruitt says a museum would be one part of the project that could also include youth programs, a national awards ceremony and the telling of Mantle's life story.

Mantle was born in Spavinaw and grew up in Commerce before going on to a Hall of Fame career with the New York Yankees.

He died in Dallas in 1995.

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