Mickey Mantle, also known by a number of nicknames, including “The Mick” and “The Commerce Comet”, was an iconic American baseball player who spent his entire MLB career playing with the New York Yankees, with whom he won a total of 7 World Series championships. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
He married renowned author Merlyn Johnson in 1951 and had four sons with her.
In addition to helping the Yankees win numerous World Series, his other notable accomplishments include winning the Triple Crown in 1956 and the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award three times. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964 and 1974 respectively.
The Yankees honored him in 1969 by retiring his Number 7 jersey.
For several years, he battled with alcoholism, a disease which his wife Merlyn and three of his sons also battled with.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.Mickey Mantle
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.Mickey Mantle
was a famous American baseball player,
who was born on
October 20, 1931. As a person born on this date, Mickey Mantle is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 20) and the 26th most popular for the year (1931).
People born on October 20
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Mickey Mantle is the 448th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Mickey Mantle's birthday, Mickey Mantle is the 2896th most famous American.
In general, Mickey Mantle ranks as the 5231st
most popular famous person, and the 43rd most popular baseball player of all time.
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