Mickey Mantle RENAISSANCE man

Mickey Mantle was born October 20 1931 and died August 13 1995. He had a pretty big family, his mom was Lovell Mantle and his dad was elvin Charles Mantle. His wife was Merlyn Mantle and his kids were Danny, David, Billy and Mickey jr. Mantle. Mickey Mantle’s life growing up wasn't the best his family was poor and just barely got by. Once Mickey was old enough he got a bunch of odd jobs and worked in the mines with his father to help. When he got older and finished high school he went to Oklahoma state college for baseball and later got drafted by the New York Yankees to play baseball. His career lasted from 1951 to 1968 and 27 years later in 1995 he died of a liver tumor.

Mickey Mantle as a kid

In the 1950s Mickey Mantle was starting to become a very good player. And since TV sets were starting to come out everybody was seeing how good Mickey Mantle was. Every Saturday everyone with a TV set would sit down and watch Mickey play and hit home runs. And people would be sitting around watching the Yankees play in the World Series almost every year because of Mickey’s great hitting. Mickey was also good because he was a switch hitter he was the best at it. By the end of his career he hit 372 of his home runs left handed and 164 of them right handed. Even though he considered himself to be a better right handed batter.

Mickey Mantle hitting

Mickey Mantle was and still is one of the best baseball players to ever play. He has the longest homerun ever recorded, 643 feet. He also has the most homeruns, RBI’s and runs scored in the World Series. One of Mickey Mantle’s greatest quotes is, “A team is where a boy can prove his cour age on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide”. Also Mickey Mantle was one of the highest paid baseball players in 1962. He made about 90,000 dollars that year and in other years. Overall he was probably the best player to ever play since he was in 12 World Series and won 7 of them.

Money he made

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