Tag: Mickey Mantle

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1957

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1957 World Series – Milwuakee Braves NL over New York Yankees AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Lew Burdette Babe Ruth Award – Lew Burdette Awards – </strong? Major...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1962

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1962 World Series – New York Yankees AL over San Franciso Giants NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Ralph Terry Babe Ruth Award – Ralph Terry Awards – </strong? Major...

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San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named 2001 N L Most Valuable Player 

2001 – San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 30 of 32 first-place votes. Bonds, who hit .328 with an all-time record 73 home runs and 137 RBI, wins the award for an unprecedented fourth time. Previously, he was awarded as a Pittsburgh Pirates member in 1990 and 1992 and with the Giants in 1993. Three-time MVP Award winners include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt, all of them Hall of Famers.

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Billy Martin, dies in a car accident in Johnson City, NY, at the age 61.

Billy Martin, an All-Star infielder and former manager of the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics, dies in a car accident in Johnson City, NY, at the age of 61. Martin, a five-time Yankees manager under owner George Steinbrenner, was rumored to be a candidate to replace current Yankees skipper Lou Piniella. During an 18-year managerial career, Martin posted a record of 1253-1013, led his teams to five American League pennants and guided the Yankees to the 1977 World Championship. He will be buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester, NY, in a plot near Babe Ruth. Steinbrenner, who fired Martin four times (he resigned the fifth time) purchases the plot.

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Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Fame members Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle

1985 – Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Fame members Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, who had been banned from association with organized baseball by former commissioner Bowie Kuhn due to their employment by Atlantic City casinos. Ueberroth’s ruling will allow both men to pursue employment with major league teams.

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Mickey Mantle is ordered to sever his ties with Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn

1983 – One day after taking a job as director of sports promotions for the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Mickey Mantle is ordered to sever his ties with Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Mantle joins fellow Hall of Famer Willie Mays as players banned from baseball by Kuhn for involvement with legalized gambling.

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 Jim Rice  becomes the first Boston player since Ted Williams in 1939 to hit 20 homers, 20 doubles and 10 triples in a season

In a 2 – 1 win over Kansas City, Boston’s Jim Rice hits a 3rd-inning double and becomes the first Boston player since Ted Williams in 1939 to hit 20 homers, 20 doubles and 10 triples in a season. Between Williams and Rice, only Charlie Keller (1946), Joe DiMaggio (1948 & 1950) and Mickey Mantle (1955) had reached those levels.

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Mickey Mantle becomes just the 7th player elected into the Hall of Fame on first year of eligibility

1974 – The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. Mantle becomes only the seventh player to make it in his first try. His 536 home runs with the Yankees rank second only to Babe Ruth, and he played in more games (2,401) than any other pinstriper, including Lou Gehrig. Ford was arguably the greatest Yankees pitcher of all time, retiring with more wins (236), innings pitched (3,171), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45) than anyone in club history.

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New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.

1969 – New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement. Mantle, who slumped to a .237 batting average in 1968, finishes his 18-season career with 536 home runs and a .298 average, numbers that would have certainly been higher if not for persistent knee injuries. The Yankees offer Mantle a coaching position on manager Ralph Houk’s staff.

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Gibson named MVP as Cards hold of Yankees to win World Series

1964 – Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals allows three home runs but still manages to win the seventh and final game of the World Series against the New York Yankees. Mickey Mantle, Phil Linz and Clete Boyer homer for the Yankees, who drop a 7 – 5 decision. St. Louis takes an early lead after a 5th-inning home run by Lou Brock that triggers a second three-run frame and a 6 – 0 lead for Gibson, who is named Series MVP.

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Yogi Berra slaps a harmonica from utility player Phil Linz

On the New York team bus following a 5 – 0 White Sox win, Phil Linz begins to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on his harmonica. Manager Yogi Berra orders Linz to stop, then slaps the instrument out of his hands when he continues playing. The incident is reported as indicating dissension on the club and Berra’s lack of control, as well as the level of Linz’s humor.

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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.

1964 – 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.

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At Yankee Stadium, New York blows a 7 – 0 lead and allows Kansas City to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Mickey Mantle, leading off the 11th, is fooled by Bill Fischer on a slow curve, then cannons a 2 – 2 pitch that almost clears the RF roof. “The hardest ball I ever hit,” Mantle later comments, a ball that, by some accounts, is still rising when it strikes a foot below the top. It is conservatively estimated by Dr. James McDonald, a physicist who studies long-ball trajectories, that the ball would have traveled 620 feet if it had not struck the façade. “That was the only homer I ever hit that the bat actually bent in my hands,” Mantle tells Dale Long, from whom he borrowed the bat.

At Yankee Stadium, New York blows a 7 – 0 lead and allows Kansas City to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Mickey Mantle, leading off the 11th, is fooled by Bill Fischer on a slow curve, then cannons a 2 – 2 pitch that almost clears the RF roof. “The hardest ball I ever hit,” Mantle later comments, a ball that, by some accounts, is still rising when it strikes a foot below the top. It is conservatively estimated by Dr. James McDonald, a physicist who studies long-ball trajectories, that the ball would have traveled 620 feet if it had not struck the façade. “That was the only homer I ever hit that the bat actually bent in my hands,” Mantle tells Dale Long, from whom he borrowed the bat.

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The Yankees sweep the Indians, 7 – 6 and 9 – 3, their 12th win in a row at home, and the Indians’ 20th loss in a row at Yankee Stadium – Full Radio Broadcast

The Yankees sweep the Indians, 7 – 6 and 9 – 3, their 12th win in a row at home, and the Indians’ 20th loss in a row at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle hits home run number 53 in the nitecap, while Roger Maris, homerless, stays at 56. The official scorecard credits Mantle with two runs scored: it will be discovered in 1995 that one of the runs should go to Bill Skowron. In the 2nd game, Clete Boyer sends a Jim Perry pitch into the LF corner that hits the lower deck of the grandstand and bounces back into play. While home plate umpire Joe Linsalata calls it a home run, the other two umps agree with Tribe CF Jimmy Piersall who contends the ball is in play. Boyer’s home run trot is interrupted at 3B with a tag out.

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Yankees come back for a 8-7 on Whitey Ford Day at Yankee Stadium

At the Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th home run of the season off Mudcat Grant in an 8-7 comeback Yankee victory over the Indians. The Fargo native and roommate Mickey Mantle (52) now hold the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates (108), previously set in 1927 by another pair of Bronx Bombers, Babe Ruth (60) and Lou Gehrig (47).

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