On October 20 Mickey Mantle was born…

On October 20, 1931, Mickey Mantle was born.

Mickey Mantle Sports Illustrated / CNN

Mickey Mantle
Sports Illustrated / CNN

The professional baseball player is best known for his 18 seasons with the New York Yankees, where he played first baseman and centerfielder. He is often regarded by many as the greatest hitter of all time, as well as one of greatest MLB players of all time. In 1974, he was inducted the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He passed away at the age of 63 on August 13, 1995, as a result of inoperable liver cancer due to years of alcoholism.

 

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