Mickey Mantle (Baseball Superstars) by Ronald A Reis PDF

By Ronald A Reis

Turning out to be up in small-town, Depression-era Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle heard an identical plea day in and time out from his mom and dad: 'Get out of the home and play a few baseball!' prior to an individual anticipated, Mantle used to be a brand new York Yankee in 1951. This booklet offers the biography of Mickey Mantle.

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Early Wynn, the Cleveland Indians pitcher, recalled seeing Mantle go through the ritual at the 1952 All-Star Game. “I watched him bandage that knee—that whole leg—and I saw what he had to go through every day to play,” Wynn recalled, as reported in Castro’s biography. “He was taped from shin 1953 Brooklyn 1955 Brooklyn 1956 Brooklyn 1957 Milwaukee 1958 Milwaukee 1960 Pittsburgh 1961 Cincinnati 1962 San Francisco 1963 Los Angeles 1964 St. 257 Here, according to the Baseball Reference Web site, is a list of lifetime World Series records held by Mantle: Most runs—42 Most runs batted in—40 Most home runs—18 Most bases on balls—43 Most strikeouts—54 Most total bases—123 Most extra-base hits—26 37 38 mickey mantle to thigh.

Other cities wanted to play the big boy’s game. They wanted major-league action, too. The American League was the first to add teams: two in 1961, the Los Angeles Angels (now of Anaheim) and the Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers). 45s (now the Astros) and the New York Mets. In 1969, both leagues went to 12 teams and split into two divisions. By 1993, the two leagues had 14 teams apiece. Today, the American League has 14 teams in three divisions; the National League has 16 teams, also in three divisions.

In 1957, he signed a contract for $60,000. Endorsements were bringing in that and more. Celebrating their new wealth, the Mantles bought a four-bedroom home in the fashionable Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Texas, for $59,500 the previous year. Although the Yankees lost the 1957 World Series, as the Milwaukee Braves beat them in seven games, Mantle still took A Rookie No More home the American League MVP award, his second. In 1958, Mantle signed for $70,000. He had become one of the highestpaid athletes in the nation.

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