Jeff Kolpack, Published June 19 2009
Mickey Mantle's son will attend Maris movie eventAll Ms will be represented next Saturday when actor Billy Crystal and sportscaster Bob Costas host a showing and a question and answer session of the movie “61*.” David Mantle, the son of the late Mickey Mantle, confirmed Friday that he will be part of the production at the Fargo Theater.
The event is part of the Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament weekend. Tournament chairman Roger Fenstad also confirmed that Jennifer Crystal Foley, the daughter of Billy who played Pat Maris in the movie, will also take part in the movie Q&A.
“We’ve had a lot of things happen in this tournament over the years with people saying they’re coming and they can’t make it because of schedules and what-not,” Fenstad said. “We’re excited when things fall into place and it does happen. I think it’s nice for the community to have this.
Tickets for the “61*” event are still available at the Fargo Theater box office. What started as an evening with Crystal and Costas has mushroomed to included “61*” actors Paul Borghese (Yogi Berra), Berry Pepper (Roger Maris) and producer Ross Greenburg. Fenstad said he’s hoping for confirmation from additional movie personnel.
The movie portrays Maris and Mantle -- the M&M boys -- pursuit on Babe Ruth's single-season home run record of 60.