It was no surprise that Mickey Mantle retired on this day in 1969. He had been a part-time player for several years and no longer covering center field.
His numbers were great: .298 career batting average, 536 HR & 1,509 RBI.
Question: What would have been his numbers with good knees? We can only imagine. My guess is that Mantle would have challenged Ruth's 714 HR!
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