On August 8, 1956 — At Griffith Stadium Mickey Mantle’s opposite-field homer‚ off Camilo Pascual in the 1st inning, jump starts the New York  Yankees to a 12 – 2 win over the Washington Senators. Mantle is now 9 games ahead of Babe Ruth’s 1927 pace.

Bob Turley picks up the win to improve to 6-2, and Elston Howard and Bill Skowron add homeruns for the Yankees.

 

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