Mickey Mantle

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle Full Name: Mickey Mantle
Nationality: American

Profession: Baseball Legend
Why Famous: MLB centerfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 seasons, from 1951 through 1968. Regarded by many as one of the greatest players in baseball history. He appeared in 12 World Series, his team winning 7 of them, and holds numerous World Series batting records.

Born: October 20, 1931
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, USA

Died: August 13, 1995 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1951-12-23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Historical Events in the Life of Mickey Mantle

  • 1951-04-17 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
  • 1951-05-01 Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
  • 1952-07-26 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
  • 1953-04-17 Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium
  • 1953-10-04 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
  • 1954-09-26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
  • 1955-05-13 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'
  • 1955-06-05 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce
  • 1955-06-19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • 1955-09-16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
  • 1956-05-18 Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
  • 1956-05-30 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium
  • 1956-05-31 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
  • 1956-06-20 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
  • 1956-09-18 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
  • 1956-09-29 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
  • 1956-09-29 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
  • 1957-07-26 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200
  • 1957-11-22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time
  • 1960-07-04 Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs
  • 1960-09-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
  • 1960-11-02 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
  • 1961-09-10 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
  • 1962-04-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
  • 1962-11-20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time
  • 1963-02-27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
  • 1963-05-22 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
  • 1964-08-12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game
  • 1964-08-29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • 1964-09-17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
  • 1964-10-14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
  • 1965-04-09 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
  • 1965-09-18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
  • 1967-05-13 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
  • 1967-05-14 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
  • 1968-09-19 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR
  • 1968-09-20 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
  • 1969-03-01 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires
  • 1969-06-08 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
  • 1970-04-12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio
  • 1974-08-12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day
  • 1983-02-08 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
  • 1985-03-18 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
  • 1986-05-14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
  • 1988-07-14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
  • 1990-06-09 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

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