YANKEES, Mickey Mantle Hand Signed, RARE TRIPLE CROWN
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MICKEY MANTLE HAND SIGNED PLAQUETRIPLE CROWN WINNER AND HALL OF FAMER The greatest switch-hitter in history, Mantle combined power and speed unlike any other man before him in baseball annals. He followed Joe DiMaggio in the procession of Yankee heroes. He overcame injuries to play more than 2,000 games and hit 536 home runs. He played in twelve World Series and won three MVP awards. In 1956 he won the Triple crown.
Center field. Mantle played 262 games at first base, in the final two years of his career. He logged seven games at shortstop and one each at second and third, primarily in the last day or days of the season when Stengel would juggle his lineup.
Major League Debut: April 17, 1951
Mantle played and partied like t was no tomorrow, believing he would fail to escape the fate of the men in his family who rarely lived to see 40. He was friend and teammate to Whitey Ford and Billy Martin, often getting into off-the-field troubles.
An entire generation of New York baseball fans grew up idolizing the blond-haired, muscular center fielder. In the city the debate raged as to who was better - Willie (Mays), Mickey, or the Duke (Snider). Few argued that any player was more talented than Mantle. He battled injuries throughout his career: chronic bone infections, broken foot, shoulder ... read more