1931 – Born on the 20th of October in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
1948 – Yankees’ scout Tom Greenwade came to Baxter Springs to watch Mickey’s teammate, third baseman
Billy Johnson, in a Whiz Kids game.
1949 – Signed to a minor league contract with the Yankees Class D team in Independence, Kansas.
1951-1968 – First baseman and outfielder for New York Yankees.
– Married Merlyn Johnson in their hometown of Commerce, Oklahoma; they had four sons.
1952-1955 – Became the regular right fielder (playing only a few games at shortstop and third base.
– Moved to center field replacing Joe DiMaggio, who retired at the end of the 1951 season.
1956 – Mantle won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year.
1960 – On 10th of September he hit a ball that cleared the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium in Detroit and,
based on where it was found, was estimated years later by historian Mark Gallagher to have traveled 643 feet (196 m).
1961 – Became the highest-paid baseball player by signing a $75,000 contract.
1969 – Announced his retirement on 1st of March.
Played his entire 18-year major-league professional career for the New York Yankees
1974 – Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1995 – Mickey Mantle died on 13th of August at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.