The New York Yankee faithful got what they wanted when their power-hitting hero, Mickey Mantle, lived up to and beyond their expectations by winning the Triple Crown in 1956. Mantle hammered 56 homeruns, he knocked in 130 runs, and batted .353. He became the 14th player in history to accomplish this feat. Remember Mickey taking his stance in the batter’s box, and the Yankee announcer introducing him. “Now batting for the New York Yankees, the centerfielder, number seven, Mickey Mantle. Mantle, Number seven,” and the fans roaring their approval.