This day in baseball

Mickey Mantle made his Major League debut on 17 April 1951 as the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox.  Mantle, aged nineteen,  batted third in the lineup, in between Phil Rizzuto and Joe DiMaggio, and played right field.   He went 1-for-4, including an RBI and a run scored.

Photo source: New York Times Store


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  2. unclerave says:

    Fantastic photo of The Mick! — YUR


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