The 12 Days of Christmas is one of the most recognizable carols in the Christmas lexicon, so we’re pairing it with the most recognizable jerseys.
Rob Manoff, Matt Maratea, and myself aka the voices behind the Write The Radio podcast are embarking on the 12 Jersey GOATS of Christmas. From the partridge in the pear tree to twelve drummers drumming we’re going 1 through 12 to find the best player who ever wore the number.
How it’s going down is simple. We’ve narrowed down a rep from each of the 4 major sports and throw a poll up on Twitter. Then the real experts weigh in and select the final winner. We’ll put up a post announcing the winner. Later in the countdown, we’ll announce our contest winners as well.
Oh, that’s right, we’re doing a giveaway as well. That part is simple too. All it takes is 3 simple steps. 1. Vote in the polls. 2. Retweet the poll. 3. Follow the Last Out Media Twitteraccount.
7 Swans A Swimming – The Mick
Is there anyone who personifies consistency more than the GOAT of number 7s Mickey Mantle. The short answer is no. Mantle had over 2400 hits and over 500 home runs on his career and was a key contributor of the one of the greasiest dynasties in professional sports. On a team as popular and box office as the New York Yankees, Mantle might have been one of the most popular of all.
After his playing days were over Mantle shared his incredible insight into the game of baseball on the airwaves of NBC. He did color commentary for a slew of games in 1969 and remained close to the sport until his passing in 1995. It’s not a surprise he made our list as Mickey Mantle and the number 7 go hand and hand.