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Thanks to Ralph Houk, Mickey Mantle Hit 536 Home Runs

Mohn, despite being a Boston Red Sox fan, admired Mickey Mantle, but he felt that injuries were part of the game.

Victor wasn't surprised to learn that New York Yankees' general manager Ralph Houk talked Mickey out of retiring after the disastrous 1965 season.


Mickey Mantle revealed the truth. At the age of 34, the second greatest center fielder in New York Yankees' history no longer could run or throw well, and was no longer an effective hitter from the left side of the plate.

Mantle was suffering from weak knees, aching legs, a bad right shoulder that would need surgery, and a melancholy mental state. Mickey was on his way to the Mayo Clinic for three days of examinations.

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