Mickey Mantle Stats

Mickey Mantle was born on Tuesday, October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. Mantle was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1951, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mickey Mantle baseball stats page.

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"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 in Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia (Larry Canale, Krause Publications, 06/20/2011, Page 150) [ Mickey Mantle Quotes ]

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Mickey Mantle Autograph on a 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Baseball Card (#43)

Mickey Mantle Autograph on a 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Baseball Card (#43)

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Birth Name:
Mickey Charles Mantle
Nickname:
The Commerce Comet or Mick
Born On:
10-20-1931  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Spavinaw, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-13-1995 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Dallas, Texas
Cemetery:
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas
High School:
Commerce High School (Commerce, OK)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
198
First Game:
04-17-1951 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-28-1968
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Mickey Mantle Pitching Stats

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Mickey Mantle Hitting Stats

1951 20 Yankees 96 341 61 91 11 5 13 0 65 43 - 74 2 - 0 3 .267 .349 .443
1952 21 Yankees 142 549 94 171 37 7 23 2 87 75 - 111 2 - 0 5 .311 .394 .530
1953 22 Yankees 127 461 105 136 24 3 21 1 92 79 - 90 0 - 0 2 .295 .398 .497
1954 23 Yankees 146 543 129 163 17 12 27 0 102 102 - 107 2 4 0 3 .300 .408 .525
1955 24 Yankees 147 517 121 158 25 11 37 1 99 113 6 97 2 3 3 4 .306 .431 .611
1956 25 Yankees 150 533 132 188 22 5 52 1 130 112 6 99 1 4 2 4 .353 .464 .705
1957 26 Yankees 144 474 121 173 28 6 34 0 94 146 23 75 0 3 0 5 .365 .512 .665
1958 27 Yankees 150 519 127 158 21 1 42 0 97 129 13 120 2 2 2 11 .304 .443 .592
1959 28 Yankees 144 541 104 154 23 4 31 0 75 93 6 126 1 2 2 7 .285 .390 .514
1960 29 Yankees 153 527 119 145 17 6 40 0 94 111 6 125 0 5 1 11 .275 .399 .558
1961 30 Yankees 153 514 132 163 16 6 54 1 128 126 9 112 1 5 0 2 .317 .448 .687
1962 31 Yankees 123 377 96 121 15 1 30 1 89 122 9 78 0 2 1 4 .321 .486 .605
1963 32 Yankees 65 172 40 54 8 0 15 0 35 40 4 32 0 1 0 5 .314 .441 .622
1964 33 Yankees 143 465 92 141 25 2 35 0 111 99 18 102 0 3 0 9 .303 .423 .591
1965 34 Yankees 122 361 44 92 12 1 19 1 46 73 7 76 0 1 0 11 .255 .379 .452
1966 35 Yankees 108 333 40 96 12 1 23 1 56 57 5 76 0 3 0 9 .288 .389 .538
1967 36 Yankees 144 440 63 108 17 0 22 0 55 107 7 113 0 5 1 9 .245 .391 .434
1968 37 Yankees 144 435 57 103 14 1 18 0 54 106 7 97 1 4 1 9 .237 .385 .398
18 Years 2,401 8,102 1,677 2,415 344 72 536 9 1,509 1,733 126 1,710 14 47 13 113 .298 .421 .557

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Mickey Mantle Fielding Stats

1951 Yankees CF 3 2 72 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1951 Yankees RF 84 81 2,034 135 1.6 129 125 4 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.71
1952 Yankees 3B 1 0 12 4 4.0 2 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 4.50
1952 Yankees CF 121 120 3,207 330 2.7 330 316 14 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.78
1952 Yankees RF 20 20 549 32 1.6 30 28 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.48
1953 Yankees CF 114 112 2,994 324 2.8 318 309 9 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.87
1953 Yankees LF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1953 Yankees RF 6 6 147 12 2.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1953 Yankees SS 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1954 Yankees 2B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1954 Yankees CF 143 142 3,717 356 2.5 347 327 20 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.52
1954 Yankees RF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1954 Yankees SS 4 1 39 10 2.5 10 5 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.92
1955 Yankees CF 145 144 3,831 384 2.6 382 371 11 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.69
1955 Yankees SS 2 0 6 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1956 Yankees CF 144 144 3,783 381 2.6 377 367 10 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.69
1957 Yankees CF 139 139 3,672 339 2.4 332 326 6 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.44
1958 Yankees CF 150 150 426 341 2.3 333 329 4 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 21.11
1959 Yankees CF 143 143 3,771 378 2.6 376 369 7 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.69
1960 Yankees CF 150 150 399 335 2.2 332 324 8 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 22.47
1961 Yankees CF 150 149 936 360 2.4 354 348 6 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.21
1962 Yankees CF 94 94 2,289 193 2.1 189 185 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.23
1962 Yankees RF 23 23 513 30 1.3 29 29 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.53
1963 Yankees CF 52 52 1,143 104 2.0 103 101 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.43
1964 Yankees CF 102 102 2,457 185 1.8 180 179 1 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.98
1964 Yankees LF 17 17 408 28 1.6 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.85
1964 Yankees RF 13 13 309 15 1.2 15 14 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
1965 Yankees LF 108 107 2,418 170 1.6 164 161 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.83
1966 Yankees CF 93 93 2,031 166 1.8 166 164 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.21
1966 Yankees LF 4 4 78 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
1967 Yankees 1B 131 130 3,189 1,188 9.1 1,180 1,089 91 8 82 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.99
1968 Yankees 1B 131 130 3,261 1,286 9.8 1,271 1,195 76 15 91 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.52
CF Totals 1,743 1,736 34,728 4,180 2.4 4,123 4,019 104 67 25 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.21
1B Totals 262 260 6,450 2,474 9.4 2,451 2,284 167 23 173 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.26
RF Totals 147 143 3,561 224 1.5 215 207 8 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.63
LF Totals 130 129 2,928 201 1.5 195 191 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.80
SS Totals 7 1 48 14 2.0 14 9 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.88
3B Totals 1 0 12 4 4.0 2 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 4.50
2B Totals 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
18 Years 2,291 2,269 47,730 7,099 3.1 7,002 6,713 289 107 201 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.96

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Mickey Mantle Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Yankees 8 7 .533 10 2 n/a 26.2 4.6 5.2 - - -
1952 Yankees 4 1 .800 1 0 n/a 23.9 4.9 6.3 - - -
1953 Yankees 8 4 .667 8 0 n/a 22.0 5.1 5.0 - - -
1954 Yankees 5 2 .714 2 0 n/a 20.1 5.1 5.3 - - -
1955 Yankees 8 1 .889 3 0 n/a 14.0 5.3 5.2 - - -
1956 Yankees 10 1 .909 6 0 n/a 10.3 5.4 4.1 - - -
1957 Yankees 16 3 .842 5 0 n/a 13.9 6.3 5.0 - - -
1958 Yankees 18 3 .857 0 0 n/a 12.4 4.3 5.4 - - -
1959 Yankees 21 3 .875 1 0 n/a 17.5 4.3 7.2 - - -
1960 Yankees 14 3 .824 3 0 n/a 13.2 4.2 5.6 - - -
1961 Yankees 12 1 .923 3 0 n/a 9.5 4.6 4.0 - - -
1962 Yankees 9 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 12.6 4.8 4.2 - - -
1963 Yankees 2 1 .667 13 0 n/a 11.5 5.4 4.9 - - -
1964 Yankees 6 3 .667 11 0 n/a 13.3 4.6 4.2 - - -
1965 Yankees 4 1 .800 15 0 n/a 19.0 4.8 7.8 - - -
1966 Yankees 1 1 .500 11 0 n/a 14.5 4.4 5.9 - - -
1967 Yankees 1 1 .500 14 0 n/a 20.0 3.9 8.0 - - -
1968 Yankees 6 2 .750 14 0 n/a 24.2 4.5 8.1 - - -
18 Years 153 38 .801 126 2 n/a 15.1 4.7 5.4 - - -
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Did you know that Mickey Mantle once said, "Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the hard part?" However, even "Muscles" once had a brief slump early in his career which was described in Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes (Page 369):

The son of a miner from Oklahoma, Mantle was led to baseball at an early age by his father. But he struggled with the Yankees and was sent down to their farm team in Kansas City, where he went 0 for 22 in a strong slump. He called his father saying, "I don't think I can play baseball anymore." The next day his father appearead unannounced in Mantle's hotel room and started packing a suitcase, jamming Mantle's clothes into it. Asked what he was doing, Mantle's father told him, "Your're going home. You're going to work in the mines, that's what we'll do. You can work back down there." Shocked, Mantle bounced back out of his slump, hitting .360 for Kansas City and returning to the Yankees. Looking back years later, he said, "That was the turning point of my life."

On May 14, 1967 , Mickey Mantle hit career home run number 500 and became the first switch-hitter to join the 500 Home Runs Club . Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest as they relate to the most prolific switch hitter in history:

.421 - Mickey Mantle finished his career with a .421 on-base percentage - the Major League record for highest on-base percentage by a switch hitter in a career . In 1957, Mantle had a career high .521 OBP - the Major League record for highest on-base percentage by a switch hitter in a single season .

.557 - Mickey Mantle finished his career with a .557 slugging average - the Major League record for highest slugging average by a switch hitter in a career . In 1956, Mantle had a career high .705 slugging average - the Major League record for highest slugging average by a switch hitter in a single season .

7 - Mickey Mantle wore #6 when he made his big league debut with the Bronx Bombers , changed to #7 , and on Mickey Mantle Day, at Yankee Stadium, June 8, 1969, The Mick's #7 was retired and he was a given a bronze plaque to be hung on the center field wall near the monuments to Babe Ruth , Lou Gehrig , and Miller Huggins. After its presentation by Joe DiMaggio , Mantle gave a similar plaque to DiMaggio , telling the crowd, " Joe DiMaggio's deserves to be higher." In response, Joltin Joe's plaque was hung one inch higher than Mantle's.

12 - Mickey Mantle is often associated with home runs, but on July 23, 1957 , he showed his ability to hit singles, doubles, triples and home runs - completing the twelfth cycle in franchise history for the New York Yankees .

52 - Mickey Mantle hit 52 home runs in 1956, a total that led every hitter from both leagues. His .353 batting average and 130 RBIs also led both leagues and "The Mick" became the second Yankee to win the Triple Crown ( Lou Gehrig won it first in 1934), the first and only switch-hitter to win a Triple Crown , and he won the first of three Most Valuable Player Awards - this one was unanimous, the first time any Bronx Bomber won it unanimously (and still the only instance by a Yankee ).

54 - Mickey Mantle hit 54 home runs in 1961 - the Major League record for most home runs in a single season by a switch-hitter . Thirty, of the fifty-four, were hit on the road, which is also in the record books for most home runs in a single season hit on the road by a switch hitter .

146 - Mickey Mantle was walked 146 times in 1957, the most bases on balls awarded a switch-hitter during a single season in Major League history.

536 - Mickey Mantle hit 536 home runs during his career and is the American League record holder for most home runs in a career by a switch hitter . His National League counterpart is Chipper Jones , with 468.

2,401 - Mickey Mantle wore pinstripes in 2,401 games, the franchise record for games played as a New York Yankee . On August 28, 2011 , Derek Jeter passed The Mick and finished his career the new all-time leader with 2,747 regular season games played - the most in New York Yankees ' history.

Mickey Mantle Hall of Fame Plaque
Mickey Mantle | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1974 ( HOF )
Mickey Mantle - still to this day - holds the following World Series Hitting Records : Most Bases on Balls in World Series History (43), Most Extra Base Hits in World Series History (26), Most Home Runs in World Series History (18), Most RBI in World Series History (40), Most Runs Scored in World Series History (40) and Most Totals Bases in World Series History (123)!

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