On August 12, 1964 — At Yankee Stadium vs the Chicago White Sox in Mel Stottlmyre’s debut, Mickey Mantle sets a major league record when hits a home run from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career. Mantle hits a left-handed homer off Ray Herbert over the 461-foot marker in centerfield that lands 15 rows into the bleachers, 502 feet from the plate and hits his righthanded blast off Frank Baumann in the 8th. Helping New York win 7-3 and allowing the rookie to win his first game, Stottlemyre will pitch a complete game.

 

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