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Season 2: 1952

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014 04/21/1952 Yankee Stadium Philadelphia A's Bobby Shantz Right-handed 3rd RF  

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Yankees 5,
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Description: A fly ball that just made it over the left-field fence.

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015 04/30/1952 Yankee Stadium St. Louis Browns Bob Cain Right-handed 8th RF  

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Browns 9,
Yankees 4

Description: Mickey was still troubled by his right knee, injured while chasing a fly ball in the second game of the 1951 World Series. On his way to the hospital for knee surgery Mickey leaned on his father, Mutt Mantle, for support and Mutt collapsed. They were both admitted to the hospital where it was discovered Mutt had Hodgkin's disease. Mutt remained seriously ill, finally succumbing six days after this game - May 6, 1952. Hodgkin's Disease is inherited, and its specter haunted Mickey throughout his life.

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016 05/30/1952 Yankee Stadium Philadelphia A's Bobby Shantz
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A's 2,
Yankees 1

Description: The first game of a doubleheader is a 14-inning pitchers' duel. Mickey almost homered in the bottom of the 14th when he pounded a shot 420 feet to left field. The ball landed on top of the auxiliary scoreboard and bounced into the bleachers for a ground-rule double. With Mickey's speed, had the ball bounced back onto the field he may well have had an inside-the-park home run, but certainly a triple. Instead he was stranded on second base to end the game. The Yankees lost the nightcap and found themselves in a dismal fifth place.

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017 06/15/1952 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians Bob Lemon Left-handed 2nd CF  

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Yankees 8,
Indians 2

Description: The first game of a doubleheader swept by the Yankees. They've gone 13-2 for the month of June and now find themselves in first place.

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018 06/17/1952 Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers Billy Hoeft Right-handed 6th CF 500 feet+

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Tigers 7,
Yankees 6

Description: Mickey tied the game with a tremendous home run into the upper deck in left-centerfield, but the Tigers managed to hold on for the win. The Detroit News claims Mickey's tape-measure homer was the first ball ever hit into the upper deck in left-centerfield.

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019 06/22/1952 Comiskey Park Chicago White Sox Marv Grissom
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White Sox 2,
Yankees 1

Description: Mickey tied the game with his homer but to no avail, as the White Sox went on to win by a run.

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020 06/27/1952 Yankee Stadium Philadelphia A's Bob Hooper Left-handed 5th CF  

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Yankees 10,
A's 0

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021 07/05/1952 Shibe Park Philadelphia A's Alex Kellner Right-handed 5th CF  

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Yankees 3,
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Description: Mickey unloaded a tremendous drive into the upper deck in left field to tie the game 1-1. He was also named to the American League All-Star team for the first time, although he didn't appear in the game played on July 8th here in Philadelphia.

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022 07/06/1952 Shibe Park Philadelphia A's Bobby Shantz Right-handed 5th CF  

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Yankees 5,
A's 2

Description: Mickey's third homer of the season off Bobby Shantz. Shantz went 24-7 in 1952 and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player.

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023 07/13/1952 Yankee Stadium Detroit Tigers Marlin Stuart Left-handed 5th CF

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Yankees 11,
Tigers 1

Description: Mickey homered into the right-field bleachers after singling three times in the first game of a doubleheader.

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024 07/13/1952 Yankee Stadium Detroit Tigers Hal Newhouser Right-handed 5th CF

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Yankees 12,
Tigers 1

Description: Mickey homered from both sides of the plate on the same day. In this second game of a twin bill Mickey connected off lefty Hal Newhouser, hitting a drive into the left-field seats. It was his fifth straight hit in the doubleheader.

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025 07/15/1952 Yankee Stadium Cleveland Indians Early Wynn Left-handed 5th CF

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Indians 7,
Yankees 3

Description: Mickey powered a long home run deep into the right-centerfield seats late in the game.

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026 07/17/1952 Yankee Stadium Cleveland Indians Steve Gromeck Left-handed 5th CF  

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Indians 11,
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027 07/25/1952 Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers Art Houtteman Left-handed 5th CF  

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Tigers 2,
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Description: Mickey's long drive into the upper deck in right field spotted the Yankees to a 1-0 lead. Mickey got his third consecutive hit in the sixth when he singled Yogi Berra to third. Berra was stranded there, in part due to an uncharacteristic base running error by Mickey, who was picked-off when caught between first and second. bases. This left-handed tape-measure homer was repeated right-handed in the next game.

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028 07/26/1952 Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers Ted Gray Right-handed 5th CF  

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Tigers 10,
Yankees 6

Description: Mickey's first major league grand slam. Mickey crushed it into the left-centerfield upper deck. He had hit tape-measure homers into the upper deck at Briggs Stadium from both sides of the plate in consecutive games.

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029 07/29/1952 Comiskey Park Chicago White Sox Chuck Stobbs Right-handed 4th CF  

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Yankees 10,
Chicago 7

Description: Mickey smashed the first pitch to him in the ninth inning into the lower left-centerfield stands to complete an amazing Yankees' comeback from a 7-0 deficit. It was Mickey's 16th homer of the season and second major league grand slam - his first having come just three days before.

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030 08/11/1952 Yankee Stadium Boston Red Sox Sid Hudson Left-handed 3rd CF  

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Yankees 7,
Red Sox 0

Description: Mickey's first major league two-homer game. This homer, Mickey's first of the game, was a line-drive just inside the right-field foul pole into the lower stands.

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031 08/11/1952 Yankee Stadium

Boston Red Sox

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Yankees 7,
Red Sox 0

Description: Mickey's first major league two-homer game. Mickey's second homer of the game was a scorching line-drive just inside the right-centerfield bleachers.

Quotes & Comments: "I always thought home runs were hit off pitchers' mistakes, but that was not the case this time. We were all amazed that Mantle could hit a pitch that far away from him for that distance." - Red Sox Pitcher Ralph Brickner

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032 08/30/1952 Yankee Stadium Washington Senators Randy Gumpert Left-handed 1st CF  

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Yankees 6,
Senators 4

Description: Mickey hit a solo home run into the right-field stands to break a 1-1 tie and put the Yankees ahead for good.

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033 09/14/1952 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians Lou Brissie Right-handed 3rd CF  

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Yankees 7,
Indians 1

Description: Mickey slammed his 20th home run of the season over the left-field fence in the fifth inning to give the Yankees a 5-0 lead. He did it before 73,609 fans - the biggest crowd of the season. In the ninth inning Mickey hurt his knee while sliding into second to break-up a double-play. It was just one of many nagging injuries Mickey sustained over the course of his career. It didn't keep him out of the lineup but the toll of all of those injuries added up over the course of his career.

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034 09/17/1952 Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers Bill Wight Right-handed 3rd CF

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Yankees 12,
Tigers 3

Description: The Yankees won their sixth straight game. Mickey hit two doubles and a homer - an opposite field shot to right-field that was still rising when it hit the roof of the football press box and bounced all the way back to second base. It missed going out of the park by about a foot. Yankees' outfielder Cliff Mapes, who saw Mickey's epic 656-foot home run hit in an exhibition game at USC on March 26, 1951, said he thought this ball was hit as hard as Mickey's monster USC shot.

Quotes & Comments: "It was unbelievably hard hit, like a rifle shot." - Tigers' Outfielder Jim Delsing
"That was the hardest ball I ever hit." - Mickey about this homer (later homers would eclipse this one)
"It's a good thing he didn't hit it through the box because my wife would've been a widow!" Tigers' Pitcher Bill Wight

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035 09/24/1952 Fenway Park Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell Right-handed 3rd CF  

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Yankees 8,
Red Sox 6

Description: Until this day Mickey batted only .180 with two rbi at Fenway Park. In this doubleheader sweep over Boston Mickey hit a homer, a triple, two doubles and a single, scored three runs and drove in six. Mickey also threw out Red Sox outfielder Dom DiMaggio, who rounded first base too far on a single to Mickey in center. Mickey used his arm to throw behind DiMaggio and catch him as he slid back into first.

Quotes & Comments: "Until today I thought this was going to be a jinx park. But I believe I got as many hits today as I had in all my previous games here. I'm sure that I'm going to like it around here now." - Mickey after breaking his Fenway Park "jinx"

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036 09/26/1952 Shibe Park Philadelphia A's Harry Byrd Left-handed 3rd CF

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Yankees 5,
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Description: The Yankees clinched their fourth straight league championship by winning this game in Philadelphia. Mickey hits his 23rd homer of the season off Rookie of the Year Harry Byrd.

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