Mickey Mantle – in his own words

“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.” – Mickey Mantle
“I never really could explain it. I just saw the ball as big as a grapefruit. Everything just seemed to come together.” Mickey Mantle (describing his 565 ft. home run)

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