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When Did Mickey Mantle Become Better Than Joe DiMaggio?

Mantle has become better than Joe DiMaggio despite the fact that Mickey played his last game in 1968 and Joe played his last game in 1951.

How is this possible? The answer is that it is not possible.

During his career, the baseball writers and the fans excoriated Mickey because he wasn't Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Joe DiMaggio rolled into one.

Mickey got a respite in 1956 when he won the Triple Crown, but in 1957, Mickey's home run total dropped from 52 to 34 and he drove in a "paltry" 94 runs. The fact that he batted .365 was minimized.

The boo birds returned and continued until 1960, when the New York Yankees acquired the services of Roger Maris. The fleet ball hawk from North Dakota inherited Mickey's Bronx cheers.

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