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Mickey Mantle

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1.) How old was Mickey Mantle when he joined the New York Yankees?
When Mickey Mantle joined the Yankees in 1952 he was 20 years old.

2.) In what year did Mickey mantle first play in the World Series?

The first year Mickey Mantle played in the World Series was in 1956.

3.) In what years did Mickey Mantle win the Triple Crown Award?

In 1955, Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown Award and the Most Valuable Player award.

4.) Where and when was Mickey Mantle born?

Mickey Mantle was born on October 20 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.

5.) How many times did Mickey Mantle win The Most Valuable Player award?
Mickey mantle won the Most Valuable Player award three times during his career.

Chapter Summary

One of my favorite chapters in this book was chapter fourteen. The name of the chapter is “The Leader.” “The Leader” is about how Mickey Mantle became the New York Yankee’s best player and how he took Joe DiMaggio's place on the team. Chapter fourteen is about Mickey Mantle’s tenth season. During that season Mickey Mantle batted .317 and won the Triple Crown Award for the second time in a row. Only a few other players have done that in baseball history. He batted in one hundred and twenty eight runs, two away from his career high of one hundred and thirty. That year he also hit fifty-four home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's record of fifty home runs.
The book Mickey Mantle was mostly about how Mickey Mantle became a player in Major League Baseball. Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931. His Dad was Elven Mantle. He taught Mickey Mantle how to switch hit and play outfield. His mom was Lovell Mantle. He grew up in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. When he was seventeen he went to play minor league baseball. He played for the Kansas-Missouri League. He signed a contract to play for the Yankees in 1951. It was for 50,000 dollars. Mickey Mantle won five MVP awards during his career. In 1961 he signed a contract with the Yankees for 80,000 dollars. At the time he was the highest paid player in the League.

Mickey Mantle,
Mister Yankee
By Al Silverman

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6.) How did Mickey Mantles benefit from being a switch hitter his entire career even though he hit .325 right handed and .285 left handed?

If he was up against a left-handed pitcher he could hit right handed; if it was a right handed pitcher he could hit left-handed
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