Fun_People Archive
24 Aug
Mickey Mantle Stats

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 11:46:26 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Mickey Mantle Stats

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)

Glenn Sheeley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked Mickey Mantle three
years ago how much money he thought he would be making if he were still
playing. "Oh, about half a million," Mantle said. "What do you mean, half
a million? Sheeley responded. 'Guys are getting six or seven million a
year." "Yeah," Mantle said, "but I'm 60 years old." (S.F. Chronicle)

Yogi Berra on Mantle's switch-hitting: "He was naturally amphibious."

"During my 18 years," Mantle said, "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
seven years without ever hitting a ball." (S.F. Chronicle)

After Reggie Jackson passed Mantle on the all-time home run list, Mantle
was asked for a reaction. "He passed me on the all-time strikeout list a
couple of years ago," he said, "and nobody asked me about that." (S.F.

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