Profile of the Day: Mickey Mantle

Posted October 20, 2016 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

On this day in 1931, baseball legend Mickey Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.

He was born to Elvin Charles “Mutt” Mantle, a lead miner, and Lovell Richardson. A huge baseball fan, Mantle’s father had named him after Mickey Cochrane, a Hall of Fame catcher. A gifted athlete while in school, Mantle was scouted and signed to a minor league contract right out of high school. By the age of 19, Mantle was playing for the in the major leagues for the Yankees. Mantle stayed with the team for his entire 18-year career in baseball.

In 1974, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Today, he is still remembered as one of the best players and sluggers in baseball history.

Mickey Mantle is connected to over 100 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?

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