This day in baseball: Mantle reaches 500 home runs

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th career home run on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1967.  In doing so, Mantle fulfilled a promise made to his wife, Merlyn, regarding the timing of the blast.  The round trip was hit into the lower deck of the right field corner of the lower deck at Yankee Stadium and made Mantle the sixth player in Major League history to reach the milestone.


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Mantle reaches 500 home runs”

  1. wkkortas says:

    Stu Miller, eh? That baby must have come humming into The Mick at damn near eighty miles per hour.


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