Mickey Mantle Retires

There are names in professional sports which are considered to be synonymous with greatness. In baseball, there are quite a few which come to mind. Amongst them, Mickey Mantle. On March 1, 1969, Mickey Mantle retired from baseball after an 18-year storied career filled with awards and achievements.

  

Here are just a few of the great moments throughout his career...enjoy!


Mickey Mantle walking off field during his rookie season in 1951. 
Mantle sported jersey #6 for just a short period of time before being sent down to the Kansas City Blues. 
He returned to the Yankees 40 games later, wearing #7.


In 1953, Mickey's 546' shot coined the term 'tape-measure home run'. 


Mantle showing off where he had dented the ball with the record-breaking shot.


On May 14, 1967, The Mick hits his 500th career home run off of Baltimore Oriole's pitcher, Stu Miller.

 

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