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Mickey Mantle’s Poor 1959 Season Has Gotten Better

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In 1959, Mickey Mantle batted .285 with 31 home runs and 75 RBI. Mickey admitted that it had been a lack luster season for him.

"It wouldn't surprise me if the Yankee management traded me to another club this winter. It was my worst overall year in baseball..."

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General Manger George Weiss responded.

"It has been my experience that just because a player has an off year it doesn't mean he can't come back with a good one. Especially if he is young and has the potentials of a Mantle."

When spring training started, Mantle was regarded as a question mark. Baseball writers wondered if he could bounce back at the age of 28.

"But the indisputable fact...

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