#Shortstops: Bat for a Blast
On that day, Mantle hit what is thought to be one of the longest home runs in baseball history. This homer is often regarded as the event that made people think of Mantle as one of the greatest hitters of his time period.
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Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from the Yankees
After an 18-year career that propelled him into the same star orbit as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, it is understandable that Mickey Mantle wasn’t eager to retire.
Mantle becomes sixth player to reach 500 home runs
On May 14, 1967, Mickey Mantle became the sixth player in big league history to total at least 500 home runs.
Mantle, Ford headline stellar Class of 1974
Longtime Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974.
Mantle joins 50-home run club
On Sept. 18, 1956, Mickey Mantle became just the eighth player in Major League history to hit 50 home runs in a season.