Mickey Mantle found out he was a father in front of 6,000 fans when he stepped up to bat!
There are plenty of exciting, surprising, and creative stories of men learning they're going to be a father.
Nothing is more fun and precious than seeing the (hopefully) joy on their lit-up face as they try to grasp how their life is about to change forever.
Luckily, around 6,000 baseball fans got to witness it back in 1953, when Mickey Mantle learned he became a father as he stepped up to the plate.
These days most men are at their woman's side for the birth of their child, but star baseball player Mickey Mantle had to finish a subway exhibition series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
As he stepped up to the plate early in the game, the announcer blared over the loudspeaker and said “Now hitting, Number Seven, Mickey Mantle…Mickey doesn't know it yet, but he has just become the father of an eight-pound, twelve-ounce baby boy.”
The game ended up being washed out by rain by the third inning and Mantle joined his now bigger family.
The red-haired child was born as Mickey Elvin, named after Mickey's late father and his late grandfather.