October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma
August 13, 1995,
in Dallas, Texas
Mickey Charles Mantle
Major League Debut:
The Commerce Comet, The Mick
New York Yankees
Teams Played For:
New York Yankees (1951-1968)
1951 World Series, 1952 World Series, 1953 World Series, 1955 World Series, 1956 World Series, 1957 World Series, 1958 World Series, 1960 World Series, 1961 World Series, 1962 World Series, 1963 World Series, 1964 World Series
All-Star (20): 1952-1965, 1967-1968; American League Most Valuable Player in 1956, 1957, 1962; Gold Glove: 1962
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).
"That boy hits baseballs over buildings. He runs as fast as Ty Cobb."
— Casey Stengel
Did You Know?...
Mickey Mantle was named after future Hall of Fame catcher Gordon "Mickey" Cochrane
Hall of Fame
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1974, Player
322 votes on 365 ballots 88.22%
Hall of Fame Teammate:
Home Run Milestone
500th Home Run: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=25585737&c_id=mlb