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Mickey Mantle tips his cap during spring training in 1956.
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Casey Stengel sent Mickey down to the minor leagues on July 13, 1951, after he struck out four times in a doubleheader in Boston.


 

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Mickey was sent to the Triple A team in Kansas City.


 

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Casey Stengel brought Mickey back to the Yankees on August 22, 1951. 


 

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Mickey's father, Mutt Mantle, taught Mickey to switch-hit. Mickey's dad, who was right-handed, and Mickey's grandfather Charlie, a lefty, alternated pitching to Mickey everyday after school. 


 

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Mickey's dad Elvin was known as "Mutt" Mantle. 


 

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Mickey's dad was a lead miner. 


 

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Hodgkin's Disease. 


 

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Mickey's dad Mutt named Mickey after his favorite player, Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane. What Mutt didn't know was that Mickey was a nickname, and that Cochrane's real name was Gordon. 


 

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Although there were several others that probably went farther, Mickey's longest homer measured at the time it was hit was on April 17, 1953 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC. 


 

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