1952 Statistics

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1952 Statistics

Mickey Mantle's 1952 Statistics

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1952’s Facts

  • $7,500 Salary
  • July 29th – First career grand slam home run (9th inning in 10-7 win)
  • August 18th – Draft board stands by 4-F classification of Mickey
  • October 6th – 1st career World Series home run
  • October 26th – Commerce, OK declares Mickey Mantle Day
2016-12-12T11:30:48+00:00 July 4th, 1952|Statistics|1 Comment

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  1. Pat Krenek August 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I was born 12/26/52 in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1956, we became the second family in our neighborhood to get a TV! My dad brought it home on a Saturday right after lunch. It was a huge black box with a very small screen in the center! When the antenna got set up and the TV got plugged in, the first thing that popped up was the New York Yankees and I have no ides who they were playing. When the picture cleared up, Mickey Mantle was stepping up to the plate. All of the kids in our neighborhood were baseball fanatics! We all knew who Mickey Mantle was! Mickey hit a home run in that at bat. The very first time I saw a professional baseball game, Mickey hit one out. No one could tell me any different that the home run he hit was for me! At that very moment, Mickey Mantle became my Hero, my Idol, the person I desired to become. Through out my life, anytime I played baseball, I proudly wore #7 on my jersey, or I didn’t play. I also played center field and as I got older, I played first base. I took a lot of ribbing because not many people in South Texas are Yankee fans. During the 70’s and 80’s, I’d go to Arlington when the Yankees came to Texas. I saw some good games, but there was an emptiness I also felt because #7 wasn’t there. The saddest day of my life was when Mickey passed away. I blubbered like a baby listening to Bobby Richardson deliver the eulogy. I still do today when I watch it. Mickey Mantle was the last great American Hero. Jeter gave Mickey a run, but he just wasn’t The Mick! Mickey has always been my hero, and always will be.

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