Mickey Mantle

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1951—1968

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#10
Center Field RANK
#2

Player Detail

Mickey Charles
GIVEN NAME
Mantle
SURNAME
October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, OK
BORN
August 13, 1995, in Dallas, TX, USA
DIED
1951—1968
Playing Career
Played from 19-36
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1951-53, 1956, 1958, 1961-62
World Series titles
The Mick, The Commerce Comet, Muscles
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 17, 1951
Major League Debut
September 28, 1968
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Mickey Mantle?

The gool ol’ country boy slugger that personified the Yankee dynasty.

80

HITTING

80

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
When he was only three years old, Mickey Mantle’s grandfather (a southpaw) and father (a righty) took turns pitching to the young boy so he could learn to be a switch-hitter.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2401
2415
536
1509
.298
19 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1956, 1957, 1962 AL MVP
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1957 Yankees

25 Years Old

.365
AVG
34
HR
94
RBI
121
RUNS
.512
OBP
173
HITS
28
2B
6
3B
.665
SLG
146
BB
16
SB
11.3
WAR
Ranks slightly ahead of his tremendous 1956 season.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.298
.421
.557

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.977
.741
132.2

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
87.5
60.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Mickey Mantle Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Mantle
491
146
102
21
4
32
91
105
104
9
273
252
.298
.421
.557
977
AVG CF
531
140
75
22
5
14
66
57
75
10
214
200
.263
.337
.404
.741

Mickey Mantle Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
2
4
3
4
4
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
4
4
2
1
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Mickey Mantle PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
110.2
64.8
47.7
33.1
7.43
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Mickey Mantle
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
564.0
300.1
216.9
147.0
38.0
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Mickey Mantle
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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