Mantle, Mickey

Mickey Charles Mantle
Born: October 20, 1931, Spavinaw, Oklahoma
Died: August 13, 1995, Dallas, Texas
Played For: 
New York Yankees (1951-1968)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1974

Mickey Mantle was a star from the start, parlaying a talent for the game and boyish good looks into iconic status. In spite of a series of devastating injuries, Mantle accumulated a long list of impressive accomplishments, finishing his 18-year career with 536 home runs and a .298 batting average. The switch-hitting Commerce Comet won three MVP Awards (1956, '57, '62) and a Triple Crown (1956). He contributed to 12 pennants and seven World Series titles in his first 14 seasons while establishing numerous World Series records, including most home runs (18).

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Mickey Mantle was named after future Hall of Fame catcher Gordon Mickey Cochrane?
That boy hits baseballs over buildings. He runs as fast as Ty Cobb.
Casey Stengel