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Mickey Mantle tips his cap during spring training in 1956.
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Mickey was timed rounding the bases in a blazing 13 seconds! The first time Manager Casey Stengel timed Mickey rounding the bases during spring training Casey thought his watch was broken. He had Mickey run the bases twice more to make certain he had the right time. 


 

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Mickey stole 153 bases in his career. 


 

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Stealing bases is very hard on a player physically. With power like Mickey's, the Yankees didn't want him to get hurt stealing a base. Also, the Yankees teams that Mickey played on were primarily power teams. They didn't need to steal a lot of bases because they had so many power hitters. When you have so many players who can knock the ball out of the park and score runs with a single swing of the bat, it's counterproductive to take a chance stealing a base when getting caught can take you out of the inning. 


 

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Mickey hit 536 career home runs, third highest when he retired

 

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Mickey and his close friends Billy Martin and Whitey Ford. 


 

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Mickey's favorite player was Stan "The Man" Musial, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the closest team to Mickey's home in Oklahoma. 


 

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While playing pepper during spring training, Mickey hit a ball that got past the other players and struck another player walking behind them on the shin. That player was Joe DiMaggio


 

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Mickey's first recollection of meeting Whitey was at Whitey's wedding, which the entire team attended after a pre-season exhibition game against Brooklyn in 1951. 


 

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Mickey thought Ralph Houk was his best manager, bringing the best out of him. 


 

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Joe DiMaggio. 

 

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