The Life issue of July 30, 1965, features Mickey Mantle on the cover. The magazine’s feature on Mantle includes this scene in the Yankee clubhouse:
Pepitone walks in, bragging about the balls he has hit in batting practice. Mantle turns on him: “You think that if everyone on this club is batting .195 and you’re batting .200 that’s all right, huh?” he asks.
“Sure,” answers Pepitone, “I got to think about myself—it’s the only way I’m going to make my money.”
“Well, you keep batting .200 and you’ll make a lot of money Jody,” says Mantle caustically, and Pepitone shuts up.
This exchange says a lot about why the long Yankee dynasty ended in 1965.