Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. Mantle was one of the greatest offensive threats of any center fielder in baseball history. He has the second highest career OPS+ among center fielders, and he had the highest stolen base percentage in history at the time of his retirement. In addition, compared to the other four center fielders on the All-Century team, he had the lowest career rate of grounding into double plays, and he had the highest World Series on-base percentage and World Series slugging percentage.
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About Mickey Mantle
Legendary New York Yankee who hit 536 career home runs, was named American League MVP three times, and led the AL in home runs four times and batting average once. He won the Triple Crown in 1956 and totaled 7 World Series Championships in his 18-year career.
Mickey Mantle Before Fame
He made his MLB debut on April 17, 1951 for the New York Yankees.
Achievement of Mickey Mantle
He was named to 20 All-Star games during his career, from 1951 to 1968.
Mickey Mantle Family Life
He had four sons with his wife Merlyn, whom he married on December 23, 1951.
Associations of Mickey Mantle
In 1951, seventeen years after the great Babe Ruth played his final game with the Yankees, Mantle made his Yankees debut.
Information related to Mickey Mantle
- 50 home run club - In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is the group of batters who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. Babe Ruth was the first to achieve this, doing so in 1920.
- 500 home run club - In Major League Baseball, the 500 home run club is a group of batters who have hit 500 or more regular-season home runs in their careers. On August 11, 1929, Babe Ruth became the first member of the club.
- Major League Baseball titles leaders - At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. Leading either the American League or the National League in a particular category is referred to as a title.
- American League Triple Crown winners
- American League batting champions
- American League home run champions
- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners
- Independence Yankees players
- American League RBI champions
- Joplin Miners players
- New York Yankees coaches
- Major League Baseball players with retired numbers
- Baseball players from Oklahoma
- National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees
- Gold Glove Award winners
- Major League Baseball center fielders
- Kansas City Blues (baseball) players
- Sportspeople from Dallas