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31. How many times did Mickey Mantle switch-hit home runs in a
game in his career?
Mickey switch-hit homers in a game
10 times during his career, a record when
32. How many home runs did Mickey hit right-handed,
and how many did he hit left-handed?
372 homers left-handed and
164 right-handed. This is due to the
fact that he had many more at bats left-handed than right-handed because of
the predominance of right-handed pitchers in baseball. In the World Series
Mickey hit ten homers left-handed and eight right-handed, and in All-Star
competition he hit one from each side.
33. In which month did Mickey hit the most career
During the month of
June Mickey hit
113 career home runs, followed by July
(111), May (110), August (95), September (67) and April (40).
34. How many games did Mickey play?
Mickey played in
2,401 games during his career, all for the New York
a Yankees record. Mickey played in more games as a Yankee than any other
35. When was Mickey Mantle inducted into the Baseball
Hall of Fame?
Mickey was inducted into the Baseball
Hall of Fame in 1974, his first season
of eligibility. Appropriately enough, Mickey was inducted into the Hall of
Fame along with his close friend and teammate pitcher Whitey Ford.
(Photo on right.)
36. Was Mickey a unanimous selection to the
Surprisingly and remarkably, no player has ever been
a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
37. Who were The Mick's best friends?
Mickey's two closest friends were Yankees second baseman and later manager
Billy Martin and
Yankees pitching great
(Photo on right.) They became known as the
"Three Musketeers." He was also close friends with Yankees pitcher
and fellow Oklahoman Tom Sturdivant, and outfielders Hank Bauer and Roger
38. What did Mickey call his
Mickey used to say there were so many that it was hard to pick
one, but he
usually singled out Mickey Mantle Day at
Yankee Stadium in 1969 after he had
retired. (Photo on right.) Almost 70,000 people filled the park that day. Interestingly enough,
Mantle is the only player to have had
days in his honor at Yankee Stadium: Mickey Mantle Day in 1965 (Mayor
Robert Wagner proclaimed September 18, 1965 as Mickey Mantle Day in New
York City), Mickey Mantle Fan Appreciation Day in 1966, Mickey
Mantle Day in 1969, and Mickey Mantle Day in 1997 after his death.
What did Mickey call "probably the
biggest game I ever played in?"
Mickey referred to
Don Larsen's Perfect Game on October 8, 1956 in the 1956
World Series as "probably the biggest game I ever played in." Mickey
hit a solo home run to bring home the first run for the Yankees, and made a spectacular running
catch of a Gil Hodges 450-foot bid for extra bases to save the game.
40. How many times was Mickey Mantle selected to the
Mickey was a
20-time American League
(NOTE: The baseball All-Star Game was
played twice annually from 1959 to 1962, which explains why Mickey was named
to the team more times than the number of seasons - 18 - that he played.)
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