[Mickey Mantle] works for Del Webb's Claridge Casino Hotel and [Willie Mays] for Bally's Park Place, mainly socializing and playing golf with the casinos' biggest customers. Both earn about $100,000 a year, Mays for about 10 appearances each month and Mantle for about five appearances a month.
[Peter Ueberroth] said when he succeeded [Bowie Kuhn] as commissioner last October that he would study the cases of the two legendary outfielders. Both had held posts with their former teams, Mantle as a spring training batting instructor with the New York Yankees and Mays as a $50,000-a-year coach with the New York Mets.
Mays, who retired after the 1973 season, was banned by Kuhn on Oct. 27, 1979, after entering into a 10-year contract with Bally's. When Mantle followed him to Atlantic City, he was warned by Kuhn that he would be banned as well. Kuhn followed through on that threat Feb 8, 1983.
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