08:46 AM ET 03.02 | On March 1, 1969, Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball. Today, exactly 44 years later, Danny and David Mantle are proud to announce their father's return to New York. Except this time, instead of playing in the the Bronx, he'll be on Broadway. Danny and David Mantle have teamed up with award-winning writer/producer David Leaf ("The Night James Brown Saved Boston," "The U.S. Vs. John Lennon" and "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson & The Story of SMILE") to bring the man they are proud to call "Dad" to the stage. With Leaf on board, the group will next be meeting with potential creative team members as their Broadway plans shape up.