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Mickey Mantle's Revelations to Tom Molito and Later to Sports Illustrated
Terence Moore of has written an outstanding column in which he discusses how alcohol and drug abuse have affected athletes. Moore's information about Josh Hamilton's recent bout with alcohol addiction, as well as Oil Can Boyd's revelations that he pitched the majority of his games under the influence of cocaine, are breaking stories.
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The regrets of Mickey Mantle are not.

In 1994, Mantle granted an interview to Sports Illustrated that resembled a church confessional. He had previously told almost everything found in the SI article to his friend Tom Molito, who has just completed a wonderful book, Mickey Mantle and the Eyeballers.

Mantle told Molito and then SI how alcohol had interfered with the rehabilition programs he was told to follow after his numerous knee injuries.