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7 Comments

  1. Dale K. Van Kley January 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This photo has Mickey batting left handed even though we all know that he this homer right handed.

  2. Doug Crown July 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I e-mailed this website many years ago and told them the picture they used was incorrect, as Mickey hit the ball right-handed ……… they said they used the picture because it was the best one they had at the time and they knew it was incorrect …. no idea why they have not corrected the picture

    • Danny Mantle August 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, there is no known photo of that actual home run swing of Mickey’s. I wish there were… We would definitely use it.

      • Coy Harrington November 5, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

        I got to see Roy and Ray Mantle play for the McAlester Rockets in the early 1950s. I was about 10 years old. Mickey Mantle was always my Hero. I was a switch hitter in High School and after High School because of Mickey.

  3. Bruce Streett August 28, 2015 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Even though it’s not the actual home run, it’s still a great pic because it shows the bohemian guy in left.

  4. John Newlin February 19, 2017 at 2:49 am - Reply

    I met Mickey in Dallas years ago after he had long retired. I said to him “I saw you play a lot of games,” to which he replied “It was a lot of fun.” That was the perfect response! It was great to hear baseball was a lot of fun for him.

  5. David Anderson April 13, 2017 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I was a boy of 11 in the spring of 1951, living in northern New Jersey, when I contacted scarlet fever, and had to stay in bed for three weeks. Every day, I would listen to Mel Allen broadcast the pre-season games from Florida on the radio, and rave about this 19 year old boy who was hitting home runs from both sides of the plate. The Yankees were already the best team in baseball, and looking for someone to take the place of the soon to retire Joe Dimaggio, the great Yankee Clipper.

    I became an avid fan and followed the career of Mantle for the next 15 years as the Yankees won one pennant and World Series after another. It was a magical time back then for the sports fans of New York, a time never matched since. In retrospect, it seems that all those victories were inevitable, but at the time, we cared passionately about every game, unsure whether the Yankees would triumph again. I’m now 77 years old, and know how lucky I was to be there when Mickey Mantle and the Yankees were our team. I agree with many others that if Mickey had not suffered those knee injuries, he would have ended his career as the greatest baseball player of all time.

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