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The Legend of Billy (1961)

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Every day when Mutt would come from from the mines, they would practice baseball next to an old tin barn.

Mutt would pitch tennis balls right handed to Mickey while he batted lefty. By the age of five, Mickey was already showing promising signs as a baseball player and impressing the neighbors.

At the age of 15, Mickey played for the Baxter Springs Whiz Kids in a semi-pro league which was composed of players up to 21 years old.

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Mickey attended Commerce High School and excelled in baseball, football and basketball. During a football practice in , Mickey was kicked in the shin. A new wonder drug called Penicillin saved the day and Mickey was soon back in action but the medical condition would prove to nag him throughout his career.

Harry Craft was his manager. During the season, Mickey went into a hitting slump and became discouraged and called his father to tell him that he wanted to quit baseball. Mutt drove to Independence to meet with Mickey and convinced his son that playing baseball was a far better job than working in the mines.

Fortunately, Mickey decided to give it another try and he did very well that season with a. Harry Craft moved up with Mickey to manage the team. Mickey played shortstop again although he made a lot of errors.

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In games, Mickey had 30 doubles, 12 triples, 26 home runs and RBIs. He impressed reporters, fans, team mates and opponents with his tremendous power, his blazing speed and his powerful throwing arm. Casey Stengel and the Yankees had planned to let Mickey play on a Class A minor league team but decided to give him a try in the majors after his phenomenal spring. Mickey was assigned uniform 6. Since Babe Ruth had been 3, Lou Gehrig had been 4 and Joe DiMaggio was 5, Mickey was assigned the next number of greatness which proved to be a great mental burden for the young Mick.

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On July 15, Mickey was hitting. Stengel sent Mickey down to the Triple-A Kansas City Blues to get his batting confidence back and to learn how to play center field. Once again, Mutt was able to convince his talented son to keep playing. In 40 games, he had collected 11 homers, 3 triples, 9 doubles, 50 RBIs and a batting average of. The Yankees realized that it was time to bring Mickey back to the majors. This time, Mickey was given uniform 7 which was to become his trademark.

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The injury would plague Mickey for the rest of his life and resulted in him needing to tightly wrap his leg from the hip to the ankle before every game.

Mickey played in great pain for most of his career and endured numerous other injuries. Mickey impressed his team-mates and his opponents by his ability to play despite the pain and play at a level far above that of most other players.

Despite his leg injury, Mickey was clocked at 3.

During his eighteen year career, Mickey hit many other tape measure homers and became famous for his mammoth blasts. That year he led the major leagues with a. Mickey was also a hero in the World Series game in which Don Larsen pitched his historic perfect game. Mickey still holds the record for most World Series home runs with 18 as well as several other World Series records.

He died on August 13, due to liver cancer at the age of Today, he is still considered as the greatest switch hitter of all time.