Sport: How to Live with Pain

The Yankees lost more than a pair of ball games in Baltimore. They lost Mickey Mantle for at least five weeks.

The medical description of Mantle's injury was "an undisplaced, slightly oblique fracture of the third metatarsal neck"-in plain English, a broken bone in his left foot. It happened in the sixth inning of the second game, when Baltimore's Brooks Robinson lofted a home run over Memorial Stadium's center-field fence and Mantle leaped high into the air in a futile attempt to spear the ball. On the way down, Mantle caught his spikes in the steel-mesh fence and crumpled to the...

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