Mattingly’s 23


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  1. 1 General Info

Mattingly’s 23 was a restaurant and lounge dedicated to sports in general and the New York Yankees in particular. off of Morgan Avenue in Evansville, Indiana owned by former Yankee and MLB all-star, Don Mattingly.

General Info

Mattingly’s 23, which took its name from Mattingly’s jersey number with the Yankees, opened in August 1987 to favorable reviews from gourmets and sports fans alike.  It closed after 9 years of operating in 1996, ironically the same year Mattingly retired as a player.

The entrance to the restaurant featured a replica ticket booth, souvenir stand and old World Series programs. A full-size basketball hoop and free throw lane stood near the bar, flanked by a locker holding a Larry Bird uniform.

The restaurant’s most popular tables sat inside a boxing ring, and nearby a scoreboard displayed baseball and college basketball standings. Photos of Yankee legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio and Mickey Mantle decorated the halls, as did other baseball greats like Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson and a display case housed bats of Ty Cobb, Pee Wee Reese and more.




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