Mickey Charles Mantle, known as “The Mick” and “The Commerce Comet,” still holds multiple outstanding records that no one has been able to top. They are almost of an endless number and include hitting 536 home runs in his career, batting .300 or over 10 times, is tied with Jim Thome with their 13 walk-off home runs, has the highest center fielder career OPS+, the highest stolen base percentage, the highest World Series on-base and slugging percentages, a 0.984 fielding percentage, and more.
Mantle was also unique in that he played with the New York Yankees for his entire professional career with Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1951 through 1968. A first baseman and center fielder, he was also considered to be the most spectacular switch hitter in baseball. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974, he was also elected into the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
Born on October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, he died on August 13, 1995, in Dallas, Texas, of a heart attack after receiving a kidney transplant earlier in 1995 that was due to his many years of hard drinking. He had been diagnosed with hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Despite all his accolades and amazing records during his baseball career, he and his family (he had four sons) had major drinking and other problems that seriously affected their lives. One son died from Hodgkin’s disease.
Now Judgeschambers.org has come out with special Mickey Mantle t-shirts with the slogan: “Who’s the best? Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle. You be the Judge.” You and those avid baseball fans who view your shirt get to step into the “Judge’s Chambers” and join in the pastime of discussing who is considered to be the best baseball player in all of the sport’s history.
This quality fun soft cotton t-shirt has a v-neck, is short-sleeved, comes in two colors, is long-lasting, and is available in sizes for men, women, and children. It is a conversation piece and is ideal for company teams, little leagues, and baseball super fans.