Mickey Mantle was a three-time AL MVP and 16-time All-Star while playing centerfield for the Yankees from 1951-1968. He died on Aug. 13, 1995.
Joe DiMaggio, left, Yankees' star centerfielder, and rookie Mickey Mantle shoulder bats at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, April 14, 1951, as the New York Yankees met the Brooklyn Dodgers in a short exhibition series that marked Mantle's New York debut. Mantle played right field, going one for four in this Saturday game, but the following day he was four for four with a home run in the final game before the regular season.
U.S. President shakes hands with the New York Yankees' home run star, Mickey Mantle before the start of night game at Washington between the league leaders and the Senators, Aug. 31, 1956. (AP Photo)
Between games of a doubleheader between the Yankees and the California Angels, New York Yankees greats Mickey Mantle, left, and Joe DiMaggio doff their caps at Yankee Stadium as they appeared for the annual Old-Timers? Game, July 22, 1972. (AP Photo)
Three of the greatest ball players ever to play for the New York Yankees pay their respects to the memories of deceased teammates during ceremonies prior to the start of Old Timers Day at New York's Yankee Stadium, July 10, 1971. From left are Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Casey Stengel.(AP Photo)
New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, right, and former New York Yankees star Mickey Mantle introduce their New York employment agency, "Mantle Men and Namath Girls, Inc.," at a news conference in New York City, Aug. 11, 1969. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle, left, and Whitey Ford pose together in New York City after being named to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Jan. 17, 1974.
Roger Maris, left, and Mickey Mantle, grip bat between them during a workout at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1963. The two outfielders, who missed a good share of the season because of injuries, are back in action and ready to start in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, starting Oct. 2 at the Yankee Stadium.
Joe DiMaggio, left, the former center fielder for the New Yankees, poses in dressing room at New York's Yankee Stadium, July 27, 1963, with the Yankees' current center fielder Mickey Mantle. The occasion was the Old Timers Day game.
New York Yankee star Mickey Mantle relaxes in a therapeutic bath in New York's Lenox Hill hospital on May 21, 1962. The Yankee center fielder suffered a pulled right thigh muscle and a strained ligament in his left knee on May 18 in a game with the Minnesota Twins in Yankee stadium.
New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle hits his 49th home run of the season in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on September 3, 1961.
New York Yankee sluggers, Roger Maris, left, and Mickey Mantle, pose in dressing room following 7-6 victory over the Washington senators in New York July 1, 1961. Mantle hit his 26th and 27th homers to drive in the first four Yankee Runs. Maris hit his 28th with one man on in the ninth inning to end the game. Maris leads the American League in home runs and Mantle is second. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)
Mickey Mantle, outfielder with the New York Yankees, shows off his batting form in April 1961.
Mickey Mantle, outfielder with the New York Yankees, in April 1961.
Mickey Mantle, left, and Roger Maris, the New York Yankees sluggers who accounted for 79 home runs last year do a little bench warming as they visited the spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 25, 1961. (AP Photo)
Lovell Richardson Mantle pours a glass of milk for her son, promising New York Yankees rookie Mickey Mantle, at the family's home in Commerce, Okla., April 1951. The original caption says Mantle drank "copious" quantities of milk. The Commerce Comet was at home waiting for word from his local draft board; he was classified 4-F because of a leg injury and osteomyelitis, and was deferred from service in the Korean War. (AP Photo/William P. Straeter)
Mickey Mantle (7), left, and Roger Maris (9), right, couple their shirts to Make Numeral 79 together both men had hit 79 home runs for the season, Mantle with 40, and Maris with 39. This picture was taken in the New York Yankee locker room after the Yankees? won their final game beating Boston 8-7 on Oct. 2, 1960. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle on first day of spring training without him reporting to the Yankees camp at St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 24, 1959. (AP Photo/DN)
Willie Mays, left, of the San Francisco Giants, and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle check over their lineups before the start of All Star baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 12, 1958. Mays' National League All Stars beat Mantle's American League All Stars 6-2 before crowd of 21,129. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees testifies before a Senate subcommittee in Washington, D.C., on July 9, 1958. Senate is considering a bill to exempt sports from the anti-trust laws. (AP Photo)
The American League's most valuable player Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, left, and his National League counterpart Hank Aaron, Mikwaukee Braves, cross bats at Yankee Stadium in New York, May 12, 1958. The Yankees and Braves played a charity game with proceeds going to 20 funds for sandlot baseball and cancer research for children. (AP Photo)
Outfielder Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees in Vero Beach, Florida in March 1958.
Nellie Fox, left, Chicago White Sox second baseman, and New York Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle cross bats before start of game at Yankee Stadium in New York City, Sept. 13, 1957. (AP Photo)
Members of the New York Yankees pose together, Sept. 5, 1957. From left, Hank Bauer, Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, Harry Simpson and Enos Slaughter. (AP Photo)
Hank Bauer, second from right, of the New York Yankees, stands with his wife and teammate Mickey Mantle, far left, and ex-teammate Billy Martin outside New York City Criminal Courts building after a grand jury cleared Bauer of felonious assault charges on June 24, 1957. The players appeared before a grand jury which returned a "no bill" on charge that Bauer beat a New York delicatessen operator in The Copacabana nightclub, May 16, during a birthday party for Martin, who is now with the Kansas City Athletics. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
Mickey Mantle, slugging star of the New York Yankees, shows fame hasn't gone to his head despite his great record of last season. He's shown trying on the "Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat" crown awarded January 14, 1957 by the Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association in Baltimore, Md. Mantle won the first annual award for being baseball's outstanding hitter in 1956. The diamond and emerald studded crown is valued at $3,800. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle, the New York Yankees' slugging centerfielder, hits a grounder upon his return to the lineup for the first game of a series at Washington, July 8, 1956. On this first inning play, Mantle was safe on a throwing error. Later, he got a single before retiring from the game with the Yankees holding a 6-1 lead. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)
Yankee center fielder Mickey Mantle is the center of attraction before undergoing a tonsilectomy at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on Jan. 17, 1956. The nurses, from left to right, are: Eleanor Hoffman, Catherine Craig, Maureen Kade, Kim Crocker, Ann Koch, and Anita Edwards. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle, right, poses with Yankee teammate Yogi Berra pose at Yankee Stadium in 1956, Mantle's American League Triple Crown year. (AP Photo)
Mickey Mantle, left, tunes up for the series with a lusty wallop at the ball in batting cage at Yankee Stadium, Oct. 9, 1964, New York.
Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees center fielder, visits wife Merlyn and newborn son David at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, Dec. 26, 1955, following birth of the baby, their second boy. Baby weighed eight pounds, six ounces. Their first son, Mickey Jr., who will be three next April, was born in the same hospital. They live in Commerce, Okla.
Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees outfielder, poses with his wife, Merlyn, and son Mickey Jr., 2, at their home in Commerce, Oklahoma, Nov. 3, 1955.
Yankees centerfielder Mickey Mantle and his wife enjoy the beach and sun prior to the opening of spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Feb. 28, 1955. Young Mickey, who is 22 months old, is on the slide.
The state of Oklahoma made a special auto license tag for Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees outfielder, to match the 7 on his baseball uniform. Mantle, who lives in Commerce, Oklahoma, is shown attaching the plate in nearby Miami, Oklahoma on January 11, 1955.
New York Yankees centerfielder Mickey Mantle holds the ball he hit against the center field bleacher wall, a distance of 470 feet, in the eighth inning of the game with the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium in New York, April 18, 1954. Mantle made a triple with the hit. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)
Mickey Mantle, outfielder of New York Yankees, is shown in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 2, 1954. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle connects with relief hurler Russ Meyer's first pitch in the third inning to smash a homer into the left center field stands with bases loaded. Roy Campanella is the Dodger catcher. Mickey's grand slammer was only the fourth such blow in World Series history. It came in the fifth 1953 World Series tilt, won by the Yankees at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, 11-7, October 4, 1953.
Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees holds the ball he hit for 565 feet April 17, 1953, the longest homer ever hit in Griffith Stadium in Washington. Mantle, in the dressing room after the game with the Washington Senators, points to the dent in the ball where it hit a house after clearing center field. Residents of the house returned the ball to Mickey. The Yankees won 7-3.
Left-handed hurler Bob Kuzava is flanked by Mickey Mantle, left, and Gene Woodling in the New York Yankees locker room after their 4-2 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the seventh and final game of the World Series at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1952. Kuzava was relief pitcher in the seventh inning. Mantle homered in the 6th inning and Woodling in the 5th inning. (AP Photo)
Satchel Paige of the St. Louis Browns, a first time All-Star at 46, give-or-take a year or two, describes his pitch selection for some of his American League teammates in the locker room at Philadelphia's Shibe Park, July 8, 1952. From left: Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle, Yankees pitcher Allie Reynolds, Boston Red Sox outfielder Dom DiMaggio and Paige.
New York Yankee manager Casey Stengel, left, lines up one of his outfield combinations prior to the May 4, 1952 doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York. With Stengel, from left, are: Hank Bauer, who alternates with Gene Woodling in left field; Irv Noren, obtained May 3 from the Washington Senators in an effort to fill Joe DiMaggio's former spot in center; and Mickey Mantle, who patrols right field for the world champions.
Mickey Mantle, sensational 19-year-old rookie for the New York Yankees, meets an old highschool football rival in Roger Craig, 18, right, when they reported to the local draft board at Miami, Oklahoma on April 11, 1951. Mickey reported for a physical examination for a reclassification of his 4-F status. He was returned to the 4-F status after the examination. Mickey played backfield for Commerce (Okla.) high school against Craig who was a lineman for nearby Miami High. (AP Photo/William P. Straeter)
A youthful Mickey Mantle poses during Spring training in 1951 at the age of 19. The future slugger and baseball icon began his long Yankee career April 17, 1951.
Mickey Mantle, 19 year old from Commerce, Oklahoma, is photographed in Los Angeles, March 21, 1951.
Yankees rookie outfielder Mickey Mantle watches Game 3 of the World Series between the Yankee and the New York Giants on television at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, Oct. 6, 1951. Mantle tore up his knee in the previous day's game as he and centerfielder Joe DiMaggio chased down a fly ball from Willie Mays. DiMaggio made the catch as Mantle caught his cleats in the cover of a drain in Yankee Stadium's outfield, severely wrenching his knee. Injuries would dog the Mick throughout his career. (AP Photo)
Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle leans on his bat as he awaits his turn in the batting cage at Yankee Stadium in New York prior to the start of the fifth World Series game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 12, 1964.
Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees center fielder, is shown in 1967.
Mickey Mantle takes a pre-game swing for the benefit of photographers at Yankee Stadium in 1961.
Former President Harry S Truman is flanked by Yankees outfielders Roger Maris, left, and Mickey Mantle between games in a doubleheader with the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium. At the time, Maris had 53 home runs and Mantle 50 in their head-to-head race for Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers in one season. (Sept. 4, 1961)
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, left, former Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle, center and former President Richard Nixon sit behind the casket containing the late Yankees player and manager Billy Martin at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Dec. 29, 1989)
Baseball legends Duke Snider, left, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle in 1995