Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle dies from liver cancer at the age of 63

Aug 13, 1995 | Death

On August 13, 1995, At Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, baseball legend Mickey Mantle, 63, succumbs to liver cancer with his estranged wife Merlyn at his side. One of the most popular players in the history of the New York Yankees, Mantle hit 536 home runs over an 18-year career. He won three American League MVP awards and captured the Triple Crown in 1956.  Flags fly at half-mast at Yankee Stadium to honor Mantle in addition, Ironically, prior to a moving tribute in the Bronx ballpark for the fallen hero, the Yankee Stadium scoreboard displays “At Bat: 7” until the start of the game, because the leadoff batter for the Indians, Kenny Lofton, wears number 7.