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Mickey Mantle Reveals His Worst Day in Baseball

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Mickey Mantle's first full season was 1952. Mantle batted .311, hit 23 home runs, and had 87 RBI. Yankees' manager Casey Stengel, who felt that Mickey would be the crown jewel of his managerial career, was discussing his young switch-hitter with reporters.

 

Mickey Was "Tree-mendous"

"If that kid hit only right-handed, he'd be tree-mendous. If he only hit left-handed, he'd be tree-mendous. But since he does his hittin' both ways, he's just tree-mendous."

Mickey was only 20 years old in 1952 and seemingly had unlimited potential. Although 23 home runs is not a high number today, in 1952, Larry Doby led the league with 32 home runs, and Mickey's 23 tied with Vic Wertz for seventh.

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