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  Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.  
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Mickey was born on October 20, 1931.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, located about 35 miles southwest of the town of Commerce.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey was 5 feet 11½ inches tall.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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When Mickey first came up to the Yankees he weighed in at a skinny 165-170 lbs. Most of his career he played at about 195 lbs.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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"The Mick," "The Commerce Comet," "The Switcher," and "Mr. Muscles."


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey was discovered by Yankees scout Tom Greenwade.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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When Mickey was in high school he played baseball with a team called the Baxter Springs Whiz Kids. Yankees scout Tom Greenwade was sent to see a teammate of Mickey's named Billy Johnson. In that game Mickey hit two long home runs into a river that ran behind the ballpark's outfield fence. Greenwade was so impressed he wanted to sign Mickey with the Yankees on the spot. Upon finding out that Mickey was still in high school, he told Mickey that he would come back and sign him right after he graduated from high school, which is exactly what he did.


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey signed with the Yankees organization on the day he graduated from high school in 1949. 


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey signed for $400 to play for the class "D" team in Independence, Kansas of the KOM (Kansas -Oklahoma - Missouri) league. He also received a bonus of $1,150. 


 

Mickey Mantle in a pre-season interview at Yankee Stadium in 1956. Asked if he thought he would break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Mickey said that his goal was to "lead the league in batting, runs and home runs." He went on to win the Triple Crown that year.
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Mickey played shortstop.

 

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