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3. Mickey Mantle

3. Mickey Mantle
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, OK USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1951
  • Final Game: September 28, 1968
  • TSN All-Star - 1952
  • Most Valuable Player - 1956
  • Triple Crown - 1956
  • TSN All-Star - 1956
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1956
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1956
  • Most Valuable Player - 1957
  • TSN All-Star - 1957
  • TSN All-Star - 1961
  • Gold Glove - 1962
  • Most Valuable Player - 1962
  • TSN All-Star - 1962
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1962
  • TSN All-Star - 1964
  • Hutch Award - 1965
  • MVP - 1952
  • MVP - 1953
  • MVP - 1954
  • MVP - 1955
  • MVP - 1956
  • MVP - 1957
  • MVP - 1958
  • MVP - 1959
  • MVP - 1960
  • MVP - 1961
  • MVP - 1962
  • MVP - 1964
  • MVP - 1965
  • MVP - 1966
 
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It says a lot when you were considered one of the most popular New York Yankees ever, and Mickey Mantle was just that.  Taking over the mantle (sorry, couldn’t help the pun) as the star player for the Bronx Bombers, Mantle was a devastating switch hitter who hit for average and power and was a career Yankee.

Mantle didn’t just hit homers, he blasted tape measure shots that became the stuff of legends.  He would win the Home Run title four times, though his highest output (54) would see him finish second to Roger Maris.  The incredibly popular outfielder was a three time MVP who retired with 536 Home Runs and a sick Slash Line of .298/.421/.557.  That is impressive, but his post season numbers are even better.

Mantle would help the Yankees win twelve American League Pennants and would win seven World Series, and has 18 Fall Classic Home Runs, a record that will be very hard to top.  Appropriately he was a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee in 1974.  The Yankees would also retire his number 7 in 1969.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent prior to the 1949 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1968 Season.
  • Games Played: 2401
  • Notable Statistics: 1,676 Runs Scored
    2,415 Hits
    344 Doubles
    72 Triples
    536 Home Runs
    1,509 RBI
    153 Stolen Bases
    .298/.421/.557 Slash Line
    110.2 bWAR

    65 Playoff Games
    42 Runs Scored
    59 Hits
    6 Doubles
    2 Triples
    18 Home Runs
    40 RBI
    3 Stolen Bases
    .257/.374/.535 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961 & 1962)
    MVP (1956, 1957 & 1962)
    All-Star (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 & 1968)
    Gold Glove (1962)
    Hutch Award (1965)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1961)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1964)
    Highest Batting Average (1956)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1955, 1962 & 1964)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1955, 1956, 1961 & 1962)
    Highest OPS (1952, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1962 & 1964)
    Most Runs Scored (1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1960)
    Most Total Bases (1956, 1958 & 1960)
    Most Triples (1955)
    Most Home Runs (1955, 1956, 1958 & 1960)
    Most Runs Batted In (1956)
    Most Walks (1955, 1957, 1958, 1961 & 1962)
    Highest OPS+ (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1964)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1952, 1955 & 1956)
    Most Intentional Walks (1958 & 1964)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1959)
    Highest Power/Speed # (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1964)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1952 & 1954)
    Most Assists by an Outfielder (1954)
    Most Double Plays Turned by an Outfielder (1952)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1955 & 1959)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (1959)
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