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FAQs #21-30:

Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn in the late 1930s - Wynn was Mickey's favorite pitcher for hitting home runs.21. Who were Mickey Mantle's favorite pitchers for hitting home runs?

1. Early Wynn: 13 career home runs (photo on right)
2. Pedro Ramos:
12 career homers
3. Camilo Pascual:
11 career homers
4. Frank Lary:
9 career homers
5. Chuck Stobbs, Billy Pierce, Dick Donovan and Gary Bell:
8 homers each

22. Which team was Mickey's favorite team for hitting home runs?

1. Washington Senators (old and new Senators): 80 career home runs
2. Detroit Tigers:
74
3. Chicago White Sox:
73
4. Boston Red Sox:
69
5. Cleveland Indians:
64

23. How many of  Mickey's career home runs did he hit at Yankee Stadium?

Mickey hit 266 regular season career home runs at Yankee Stadium.

24. Yankee Stadium had a short fence in right field (296 feet). How many homers did The Mick gain because of this?

It is unlikely that Mickey gained any home runs at all due to the short right-field fence in Yankee Stadium. Mickey's home runs tended to be hit very well and certainly far enough beyond the 296 foot mark to have been homers in almost any ball park. However, there is Yankee Stadium in 1953. The centerfield distance was 461 feet, the deepest of any ballpark. Note that the monuments at the base of the centerfield flag pole were in play.no question that the extremely deep dimension in Yankee Stadium's center-field (461 feet - the deepest in baseball) cost Mickey numerous shots that would have homers in most other ball parks. It is estimated that Mick lost between 15 and 20 homers a year at Yankee Stadium, which would compute to at least 250 additional career home runs over his 18 year career. In the photo you can see the monuments at the base of the flag pole in centerfield (just under 461 FT. text) that were on the field and in play. The red line shows the field dimensions in 1976 after the stadium was remodeled. The dimensions when Mickey played are shown in white.

25. After Yankee Stadium, where did Mickey hit most of his career home runs?

1. Tiger Stadium in Detroit (previously named Briggs Stadium) - 42 home runs
2. Fenway Park (Boston) -
38 homers
3. Municipal Stadium (Cleveland) -
36 homers
4. Comiskey Park (Chicago) -
30 homers, and
5. Griffith Stadium (Washington) -
29 homers

26. In how many ballparks did Mickey hit home runs in regular season games during his career?Mickey Mantle watches home run #54, his last home run in his home run race with Roger Maris in 1961, the year Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season record.

Mickey homered in 16 different ballparks during the regular season (including Yankee Stadium).

27. How many career grand slam home runs did Mickey Mantle hit?

Mickey hit nine career grand slams and one World Series grand slam.

28. How many career inside-the-park home runs did Mickey hit?

Mickey hit six inside-the-park homers during his career.

29. May 6, 1962: Mickey Mantle is congratulated by Roger Maris and Elston Howard (32) after he belts his third home run of the day in a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium against the Senators. Roger Maris hit back-to-back home runs with Mickey in the second game.How many career pinch-hit home runs did The Mick hit?

Mickey hit seven pinch-hit homers during his career.

30. How many times did Mickey homer in both games of a doubleheader during his career?

Mickey homered in both games of a doubleheader 11 times in his career.
 
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