#9. In 1956 he won Triple Crown, leading the majors with a .353 batting average, 52 home runs, and 130 runs batted in, and his first of three MVP awards. Mantle is the last player to win a league Triple Crown as a switch hitter.
#8. Mantle also hit some of the longest home runs in Major League history 565-foot home run hit at Griffith Stadium in Washington on April 17, 1953 is the home run that coined the term "tape measure home run."
#4. In 2001: The movie 61, produced by Yankee fan Billy Crystal, chronicled Mickey Mantle (played by Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (played by Barry Pepper) chasing Babe Ruth's 1927 single season home run record in 1961.