Mantle hits 565-foot home run
Bothered by injuries for most of his career, Mantle retired after 18 seasons with the Yankees at the age of 36. For his career, Mantle amassed 536 home runs, 1,509 RBI, .298 average, 20 All-Star game appearances, and seven World Series rings.
“On two legs, Mickey Mantle would have been the greatest ballplayer who ever lived,” said Hall of Famer Nellie Fox.
The three-time American League MVP was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974, his first time on the ballot.
Nick Anapolis was the spring 2013 public relations intern at the Baseball Hall of Fame