Mickey Mantle — American Athlete born on October 20, 1931, died on August 13, 1995

Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed "The Commerce Comet" or "The Mick", was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951 through 1968. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers, and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999... (wikipedia)

The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'

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