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label if each is essential or nonessential

are these correct and which sentence needs a comma.

1. mickey was named after the catcher mickey cochrane who made it into the hall of fame ( nonessential)

2. mantle's father who worked in the lead mines had played semi-pro ball. (nonessential)

3. mantle who was named the most valuable player 3 times also played in 16 all-star games. (essential)

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  1. #1 is correct; 2 and 3 are not.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/05/

    Commas are needed for non-essential clauses (before and after), but not for essential clauses.

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