Mickey Mantle’s Salvation

Just a little follow up on yesterday’s sermon:

Bobby Richardson, 1960 World Series Most Valuable Player, seven-time American League all-star second baseman, is a vibrant Christian.

Bobby had the opportunity to lead his fellow player and friend, Mickey Mantle, to Christ.

Mantle, who battled alcohol addiction, listened to Bobby’s testimony and heard about the way of salvation many times from Richardson, including the final days of his chemotherapy treatments before he died of cancer in 1995. Mantle accepted Christ on one of Bobby’s visits.

Bobby wanted to be sure. The last time they visited he went over the plan of salvation again with Mantle who said, “That’s what I’ve done.”

Richardson’s wife, Betty, wanted to be sure. She asked, “If a holy God appeared today and asked you this question: why should I let you in my heaven?- what would you say?”

Mickey quoted John 3:16.

He had real peace and died 3 days later.

Have you accepted Christ as your personal Savior?

Because of Him,


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