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.