Mickey Mantle

Professional baseball player Mickey Mantle took his talents to a whole new ballpark: the star-studded world of entertainment. Mantle kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "Safe at Home" (1962) with Mickey ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1931

Filmography

Actor (18)

American Coaches: Men of Vision and Victory 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Diamonds on the Silver Screen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Burt Wolf/ Eating Well 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Class of the 20th Century 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Joe DiMaggio: The Way It Was 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed" 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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There Really Is a Santa Claus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Baseball's All-Star Comedy Classics '88 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Stars and Stripes Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Safe at Home 1962 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

That Touch of Mink 1962 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Life Matters (TV Show)

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Biography

Professional baseball player Mickey Mantle took his talents to a whole new ballpark: the star-studded world of entertainment. Mantle kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "Safe at Home" (1962) with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, "That Touch of Mink" (1962) and "It's My Turn" (1980) with Jill Clayburgh. He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Baseball's All-Star Comedy Classics '88" () and "Dick Clark's Good Ol' Days: From Bobby Sox to Bikinis" (1977-78). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Life Matters" (1988-89). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Burt Wolf/ Eating Well" (1991-92). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed"" (1989-1990), "The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast" (1989-1990) and "There Really Is a Santa Claus" (1989-1990). He also appeared in "Joe DiMaggio: The Way It Was" (1990-91) and "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes (02/07/92)" (1991-92). Additionally, he appeared in a number of television specials, including "Diamonds on the Silver Screen" (1992-93), "Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Come to Life" (1992-93) and "American Coaches: Men of Vision and Victory" (1994-95). He added roles in "The Class of the 20th Century" (1991-92) and "Baseball" (1994-95) to his body of work around that time. Most recently, Mantle appeared in "The Stars and Stripes Show" ().

Milestones

1974

Was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

1968

Retired after an 18-year career with the New York Yankees

1962

Won his third American League MVP Award

1962

Won his seventh and final World Series with the Yankees

1956

Won baseball's most highly regarded honor, the Triple Crown

1951

Played his rookie season with the New York Yankees

1951

Won his first World Series with the Yankees

Bonus Trivia

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Mantle was a star athlete in high school, having excelled in basketball and football, in addition to baseball.

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As of 2016, Mantle still holds the World Series record for most home runs with 18.

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Mantle hit 54 home runs in 1961, the same year his teammate Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting 61 homers. Throughout that season, the New York media dubbed Mantle and Maris the "M&M Boys."

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Has the highest career OPS+ of any center fielder in history.

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Had the highest stolen base percentage in history at the time of his retirement.

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