Mickey Mantle: Baseball Great

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle was an American professional Major League Baseball center fielder and first baseman. Born Mickey Charles Mantle on October 20, 1931, he was nicknamed “The Commerce Comet” after Commerce, Oklahoma, where his family lived, and “The Mick.”

He only ever played with the New York Yankees throughout his career, from 1951 to 1968. He could bat left or right handed, and is regarded as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history.

He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974, after hitting 536 MLB career home runs, and batting .300 or more, ten times. He won the Triple Crown in 1956 and the Golden Glove award in 1962. His #7 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1969.

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Alan Gray

Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start hammering away on the keyboard.

Content Expertise

Alan has been on the internet since it first started. He loves to use his expertise in content and digital marketing to help businesses grow, through managed content services. After living in the United States for 15 years, he is now in South Australia. To learn more about how Alan can help you with content marketing and managed content services, contact him by email.

Technical Expertise

Alan is also a techie. His father was a British soldier in the 4th Indian Division in WWII, with Sikhs and Gurkhas. He was a sergeant in signals and after that, he was a printer who typeset magazines and books on his linotype machine. Those skills were passed on to Alan and his brothers, who all worked for Telecom Australia, on more advanced signals (communications). After studying electronics, communications, and computing at college, and building and repairing all kinds of electronics, Alan switched to programming and team building and management.

He has a fascination with shooting video footage and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.