went down on strikes for the last time on Sept.
Harmon Killebrew had 290 two-base hits, Mickey Mantle
finished 344, and Willie McCovey recorded 353.
3 Prior to Mike Trout, the last player to lead the league in runs scored four times in a five-year span was Mickey Mantle
. From 1954 through 1958, Mantle paced the A.L.
6 In addition to Luis Gonzalez, the five players to hit a World Series home run after clubbing 50 or more in the regular season are Babe Ruth, Yankees (1921, 1927, 1928); Mickey Mantle
, Yankees (1956); Roger Maris, Yankees (1961); Albert Belle, Indians (1995) and Greg Vaughn, Padres (1998).
2 The 27 players who have had a 50-homer campaign in the majors are Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Maris, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Ryan Howard, Luis Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Hack Wilson, Jose Bautista, Ralph Kiner, Mickey Mantle
, David Ortiz, Chris Davis, George Foster, Willie Mays, Jim Thome, Cecil Fielder, Prince Fielder, Andruw Jones, Johnny Mize, Brady Anderson, Albert Belle and Greg Vaughn.
4 Others than Lou Gehrig and Joe Gordon, the 10 MVP Award-winners for the Yankees since 1931 are Spud Chandler, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle
, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly and Alex Rodriguez.
Biographer Tony Castro, in Mickey Mantle
: America's Prodigal Son, wrote that Mantle wished he had the advantage of playing half his games at the home of his cross-borough counterpart, Brooklyn center fielder Duke Snider.
Just this week, I saw a story on the internet that a former NFL player sold his Mickey Mantle
baseball card for $2.88 million.
Baseball's Mickey Mantle
carried the onus of longing for New York Yankee greatness, carved his own name but hobbled with injuries throughout his career.
Retired Yankees sluggers Mickey Mantle
and Joe DiMaggio are the field's financial clean-up hitters.
Richard Ian Kimball spotlights Joe DiMaggio, Bonnie McCarroll, Benny Paret, Mickey Mantle
, Ted Williams, and many other notables, all to uncover the mythmaking behind the legend.
The location of the new project is next to the Mickey Mantle
Field and Commerce High School.