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11. How many times was Mickey Mantle named Most Valuable
Mickey was named the American League's
Most Valuable Player three
times: 1956, 1957 and 1962.
12. How many times did Mickey lead the league in
Mickey led the American League in home runs
four times: 1955, 1956, 1958 and
1960. Curiously, the year he hit the most homers - 1961 with 54
homers - he came in second to Roger Maris, who hit his record 61.
13. How many World Series did Mickey play in, and
how many World Championships did he win?
Mickey played in
12 World Series (1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958,
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964) and won 7 World Championships (1951, 1952,
1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, and 1962).
14. What was
The Mick's best year?
That is a question that is open to debate, but it is hard to
the season he won baseball's Triple Crown. Mickey led not only the
American League but also the entire major leagues in all three categories, with
a .353 batting average, 52 home runs and 130 runs batted in (rbi). He had
the most home runs of any Triple Crown winner ever. He was named
American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) and also received
the Sultan of Swat Award for leading the majors in slugging.
Mickey felt it was his best year and he wrote a book about it - "My
Favorite Summer: 1956." Other exceptional
Mantle years were 1957 when he won his second Most Valuable Player
award and hit his career
high batting average of .365 (only to lose out to Ted Williams in the batting
race - Williams hit .388), 1961 - the year many fans feel was his best
year - when he hit his career high 54 home runs (only
to lose out to Roger Maris, who hit his record 61) and 1962 when he won his
third Most Valuable Player award.
15. Who was named Rookie of the Year
in 1951, Mickey's rookie season?
was named Rookie of the Year in 1951.
16. Did Mickey receive any Gold Glove
Awards during his career?
Surprisingly, Mickey received only
Gold Glove Award during his 18 year career.
Mickey was received his Gold Glove Award in 1962. It's believed that
Mickey's phenomenal speed caused many to not appreciate his fielding
ability. Mickey was able to catch-up to balls that other outfielders
couldn't reach. Instead of straining to catch fly balls and line drives,
Mickey was usually there waiting for the ball. He made it look deceptively
easy. There have been few outfielders who could cover the amount of ground
Mickey covered. That he was able to do it with relative ease fooled many
people into thinking he wasn't a great outfielder. In Yankee Stadium, with
it's vast centerfield dimensions when Mickey played there, Mickey was a
Yankee pitcher's best friend.
17. How many career home runs did Mickey
Mickey hit 536 career home runs, which placed him third in career home runs
when he retired.
18. How many
World Series home runs did Mickey
Mickey hit 18 World Series home runs. His 18 World Series homers are still the
record for most home runs hit in World Series play.
19. How many runs-batted-in (rbi) did Mickey have in the
Mickey drove in 40 runs in
World Series competition. Mickey's 40 World Series rbi are still a record for
World Series play.
20. How many home
runs did The Mick hit in All-Star
Mickey hit two home runs in All-Star games: A three-run homer in 1955 in
Milwaukee (hit left-handed off Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts), and a solo
home run in 1956 in Washington (hit right-handed off Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn).
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