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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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To put it bluntly, Mickey wasn't a very good shortstop. He made a lot of errors.


 

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 appeared at shortstop for the Yankees in seven games: one in 1953, four in 1954 and two in 1955. 


 

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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Besides playing in the outfield, Mickey also played one game at third base, one game at second base, and 262 games at first base. 


 

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 jumped from the class "C" Joplin Miners directly to the Yankees, the first player in Yankees' history to do that.


 

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's first year (his rookie season) with the Yankees was 1951. 


 

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 received $7,500, $2,500 above the major league minimum, provided he remained with the team the entire season.


 

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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Casey Stengel advocated that Mickey stay with the team in 1951. On the train from New York to Washington for opening day Casey negotiated with Dan Topping, Del Webb and George Weiss, insisting that Mickey receive $2,500 above the minimum. 


 

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's teammate second baseman Gil McDougald.


 

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's first number with the Yankees was "6." He wore #6 for the first half of his rookie year.


 

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's first major league game was scheduled to be in Washington, DC against the Washington Senators. However, the series was rained out and the Yankees opened at Yankee Stadium on April 17, 1951. 

 

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