Mickey MantleOn May 30, 1956, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees blasts one of the longest home runs in history. The slugger crushes a pitch by Washington’s Pedro Ramos off the upper deck facade, 396 feet from home plate. Mantle comes within inches of becoming the first major leaguer to hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium. Some observers estimate that the ball would have traveled 600 feet if it had not hit the facade.