Mickey Mantle Quotes: 25 Inspiring Sayings Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Mickey Mantle was a well-known American professional baseball player who is no longer among us. He was born on October 20, 1931, and died on August 13, 1995, making him 64 years old. He spent his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees, where he played center field, first base, and right field. Most people considered him to be the greatest switch hitter and one of the greatest players in baseball history.

In addition, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. His numerous noteworthy works forced us to regard him as a legend, and the following words from him are shared in his memory below.

  1. “A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”― Mickey Mantle
  2. “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”― Mickey Mantle
  3. “After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”― Mickey Mantle
  4. “THE ONLY THING I CAN DO IS PLAY BASEBALL. I HAVE TO PLAY BALL. IT’S THE ONLY THING I KNOW.”― MICKEY MANTLE
  5. “I don’t care who you are, you hear those boos.”― Mickey Mantle
  6. “Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.’”― Mickey Mantle
  7. “He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie.”― Mickey Mantle
  8. “You don’t realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.”― Mickey Mantle
  9. “Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else’s brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.”― Mickey Mantle
  10. “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.”― Mickey Mantle
  11. “When I hit a home run I usually didn’t care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.”― Mickey Mantle
  12. “To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.”― Mickey Mantle
  13. “Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That’s the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.”― Mickey Mantle
  14. “I ALWAYS LOVED THE GAME, BUT WHEN MY LEGS WEREN’T HURTING IT WAS A LOT EASIER TO LOVE.”― MICKEY MANTLE
  15. “Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.”― Mickey Mantle
  16. “As far as I’m concerned, Aaron is the best ballplayer of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He’s never received the credit he’s due.”― Mickey Mantle
  17. “Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.”― Mickey Mantle
  18. “I could never be a manager. All I have is a natural ability.”― Mickey Mantle
  19. “I’ll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.”― Mickey Mantle
  20. “Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.”― Mickey Mantle
  21. “The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen’s perfect game.”― Mickey Mantle
  22. “Today’s Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they’re out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.”― Mickey Mantle
  23. “It was all I lived for, to play baseball.”― Mickey Mantle
  24. “My views are just about the same as Casey’s.”― Mickey Mantle
  25. “I guess you could say I’m what this country is all about.”― Mickey Mantle