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Mickey Mantle’s First Home Run Was His Most Memorable

Mickey Mantle started the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on May 1st, 1951, as the New York Yankees leadoff hitter and right fielder.

Jackie Jensen started in center field for the injured Joe DiMaggio.

In the seventh inning, manager Casey Stengel replaced Mantle with No. 7 Cliff Mapes for defensive purposes.

The game turned out to be one of the most significant games in Mantle's career. It was something that he realized as soon as he hit his first homer.

Left-hander Bob Cain started for the White Sox against Vic Raschi. The Yankees had no trouble with Cain, who left for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, trailing 5-2.

Randy Gumpert took over in the sixth for Cain. With one out and Raschi, who ...

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