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Tribute Hog on Display

For Release: January 29, 2008
College Station, TX -

The first major artifact for the "Born to Play Ball" exhibit is now on display in the museum rotunda. It is a 1999 Harley Davidson Softtail designed by Mantle's son, David. David Mantle designed this motorcycle tribute to his father five years after his death. The seat of the bike is made from a Mickey Mantle Rawlings baseball glove and there is a poem written by David to his father painted on the gas tank. All other artwork was designed by Richard Sturdevant and incorporates several iconic images synonymous with baseball. This is the first in a series of spectacular artifacts that will be on display in the "Born to Play Ball" exhibit opening on March 1st.

The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m.  Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens 62+ and active and retired military with ID, $5.00 for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations.  Children 6-17 are $3.00; TAMU and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free.

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