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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Facing Lee Stange at Fenway Park, Mickey Mantle flies out in his final plate appearance, before being replaced by Andy Kosco. Kosko’s homer ties the score in the 8th and Joe Pepitone’s home run in the 9th gives New York a 4 – 3 win.

Facing Lee Stange at Fenway Park, Mickey Mantle flies out in his final plate appearance, before being replaced by Andy Kosco. Kosko’s homer ties the score in the 8th and Joe Pepitone’s home run in the 9th gives New York a 4 – 3 win.

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Mickey Mantle hits final home run, finishing his 18-year major league career third on the all-time home run list with 536 round-trippers behind only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays when he retires at the end of the season. The homer is given up by Jim Lonborg in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Mickey Mantle hits final home run, finishing his 18-year major league career third on the all-time home run list with 536 round-trippers behind only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays when he retires at the end of the season. The homer is given up by Jim Lonborg in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

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In the first game of a twin bill in Boston, switch-hitter Reggie Smith, in a 12-2 rout of the Angels, becomes the first Red Sox player to blast a home run from each side of the plate. Until today, the feat had never been accomplished by any Fenway Park batter.

In the first game of a twin bill in Boston, switch-hitter Reggie Smith, in a 12-2 rout of the Angels, becomes the first Red Sox player to blast a home run from each side of the plate. Until today, the feat had never been accomplished by any Fenway Park batter.

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In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman’s Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.

In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman’s Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.

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Bob Gibson is named World Series 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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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs on back-to-back pitches from Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Joe Pepitone belts a grand slam. New York wins, 8 – 3, at St. Louis and evens the Series.

1964 – In Game 6 of the World Series, New York Yankees Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs on back-to-back pitches from Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Joe Pepitone belts a grand slam. New York wins, 8 – 3, at St. Louis and evens the Series.

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Mickey Mantle, facing Barney Schultz, slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory

At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle, facing Barney Schultz, slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning out of the Bronx ballpark, giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory and two games to one advantage over St. Louis in the Fall Classic. ‘The Mick’s’ game-winning round-tripper, his 16th Fall Classic round-tripper, breaking the previous mark set by Babe Ruth, makes him the fifth major leaguer to end a World Series game with a home run.

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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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