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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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Yankees' PR Director Red Patterson. 


 

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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10-year old Donald Dunaway. 


 

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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Chuck Stobbs of the Washington Senators.


 

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 second anniversary of Mickey's first game with the Yankees. 


 

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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Billy Martin was on third base when Mickey pulverized his mammoth homer. Ever the joker, Martin pretended to tag-up at third as if it was only a long fly ball. 


 

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 almost ran into Billy on the base path because he didn't notice Billy pretending to tag up. If Mantle had run into Martin he would have been called out and not been credited with a home run. 


 

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 longest home run was probably hit off Paul Foytack at Briggs Stadium in Detroit on September 10, 1960. The ball catapulted high over the 94-foot high right-field roof, cleared the adjacent Trumbull Avenue and landed on the fly in a lumber yard across the street. Years later the distance was measured to the exact spot to where the ball landed. It was found to be an incredible 643 feet! 


 

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 longest home run was most likely the ball he hit left-handed in an exhibition game at USC on March 26, 1951. The ball traveled over the outfield fence and across a football field located behind the baseball field. The exact measurement was 656 feet! In the same game he hit another ball right-handed that went out of the park, crossed a street, and hit the roof of a three-story house several houses down the street. 


 

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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That question is subject to great debate. Some say Babe Ruth hit the ball further, but upon examination of their entire careers and reviewing interviews with players who saw both Mickey and the Babe play it seems likely that Mickey hit more balls for greater distance than any other player in history. Ruth is at a disadvantage because accurate records weren't kept when he was playing. Other than Babe Ruth, no player in history even comes close to the long home runs that Mickey consistently hit during his career. 


 

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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Al Benton is the only pitcher who faced both Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle in major league games. Benton pitched to Babe Ruth in 1934 (Benton's rookie year, which he played with the Philadelphia Athletics) and to Mickey in 1952 (Benton's last season, which he played with the Boston Red Sox). 

 

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