Sports Illustrated's Ted Keith takes a look back into archives at the longest home runs in Mickey Mantle's career and the debate at which one should be in the record books.
Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931. The Oklahoma native made his debut for the Yankees in 1951 at the age of 19 and spent 18 seasons in pinstripes, winning seven championships and going to the World Series 12 times. Mantle also won MVP honors three times, including back-to-back awards in 1956 and '57. The 16-time All-Star was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974. Mantle died of cancer at the age of 63 on Aug. 13, 1995. Here, we present these rare SI photos of "The Mick."
Three MLB stars; three different ways of doing business. Baseball biographer Jane Leavy explains how Babe Ruth, Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle approached stardom, and how each set the table for the modern athlete.
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