Baseball Greats Quotes

Mickey Mantle (1931-1995)

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own.  A gang is where a coward goes to hide.

Willie Mays (born 1931)

What you are thinking, what shape your mind is, is what makes the biggest difference of all.

Mickey Mantle played his entire career of 18 seasons with the New York Yankees.  The “Mick” combined outfielder’s speed with the power of a slugger (over 500 home runs).  In 1956, his hitting exploits earned him the Triple Crown (leading the American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in.  He has long been considered one of baseball’s most outstanding switch hitters.

Outfielder Willie Mays played most of his career with the Giants (New York and San Francisco).  During his 22 seasons, he was renowned for his defensive play, timely hitting (over 3,000 career hits), and slugging power (over 600 home runs).  The “Say Hey Kid” is regarded as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players.

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