Mickey Mantle to Roberto Clemente

Mickey Mantle – He led the American League in homeruns in 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1960. Mantle belted 56 HRs in 1956.

 

Willie Mays – His best homerun season was 1965 when he cracked 52.  He also hit four homeruns in one game in 1961,

 

Joe DiMaggio – He signed with the New York Yankees for $25,000, and he and Lou Gehrig powered the bombers to their first of four consecutive World Series titles in 1936.

 

Ty Cobb – He was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.  The 222 votes he garnered were seven more than Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner.

 

Johnny Bench – A legendary defensive catcher who used a one-handed catching technique that allowed him to use his extremely strong arm more effectively.  He had a cannon-like arm.

 

Al Kaline – At a young age he was a baseball junky.  He would play three or four games in any given day and simply change uniforms in the car.

 

Eddie Mathews – He and Henry Aaron hit a total of 863 career homeruns together.  It was more than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig combined for.

 

Pete Rose – He played more than 500 games at five different positions.  He also played for 24 consecutive seasons.

 

Tom Seaver – He led the league in whiffs five times, and he he fanned 200 or more hitters nine years in a row to set a major league record.

 

Roberto Clemente – He won the National League batting totle four times (1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967).

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