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Centerfielder Switch-hitter New York Yankees 1951-1968

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The Famous "Green Box"

What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...

Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees - One Of A Kind

Jim Busby, Major League Centerfielder, 1950-1962. Busby was a fleet footed centerfielder who led the league in putouts for three straight years. While playing for the Washington Senators, Busby made this quote in a March 30, 1955 issue of 'The Sporting News'. Busby said this about Mickey Mantle, New York Yankee Superstar, "He's the strongest hitter in the game. He's the only one who hits the ball so hard, he knocks the spin off it. Catching a liner from him is like catching a knuckleball. It flutters all over."

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Hits 61 Home Runs - No Intentional Walks
1961 Season .... Despite breaking Babe Ruth's single season homer record by hitting 61 in 1961, Roger Maris drew no intentional walks. Historians attribute this' oddity to the fact that Maris batted third and Mickey Mantle batted fourth. Mantle was always considered one of baseball's most feared hitters, hence no one was willing to walk Maris to get to Mantle. (Manager's secret notes).



Mantle Wins 3rd MVP - Yankees Win 1962 Pennant
The New York Yankees won the American League's pennant in 1962 with a 96-66 record. Mickey Mantle was voted the league's Most Valuable Player for the 3rd time. Mantle batted .321 with 30 home runs and 89 RBIs. Roger Maris hit .256, banged 33 HRs, 100 RBIs. Catcher-OF, Elston Howard, 21 HRs, 1st baseman, Bill 'Moose' Skowron, 23 home runs, Tom Tresh wacked 20 HRs. Starting pitcher Ralph Terry led the pitching staff with a 23-12 record. Archives



Mickey Mantle Hits Scoreboard At Baltimore
Aug 10, 1957 - Newspaper Clipping - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees became the first player ever to hit a home run over the centerfield hedge at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. The blast hit the bottom of the scoreboard (460 feet) in dead center and helped the Bronx Bombers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3.




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