- Joel Rodgers
Thursday was opening day for professional baseball, and for many people, opening day means spring is finally here.
In downtown Shreveport, the feeling of America’s favorite past time was in the air, much like the smell of Mickey’s hot dogs at lunchtime – but before he was the hotdog man, he was a baseball fan.
Mickey Davis has been selling hot dogs in downtown Shreveport for the past twenty years, but over sixty years ago Mickey was named after New York Yankee great – Mickey Mantle.
“Mantle broke in with the Yankees in April of 1951, I was born in late July and my daddy, and my daddy had already gone crazy about Mickey Mantle,” Davis recalls.
You can find Mickey on the corner of Edwards and Texas Street in downtown town Shreveport; selling hotdogs, making friends, and talking baseball.
Mickey says he loves the past, but also loves the present and future of the Yankee’s.