Mickey Mantle's last solid season was 1964, although he did fairly well in 1966. In 1964, Mickey hit .303 with 35 home runs, 111 RBIs, and a .423 on base average. The 1966 season was not as good, when Mickey hit .288 with 23 home runs, and that was followed by two sub par seasons, after which Mickey retired. There is a tendency to excuse or even disregard Mickey's last few seasons, which has resulted in Mickey being ranked higher among baseball's greats today than when he played.
Mickey Mantle's Final Two Seasons Were Better Than We Thought
Mickey Mantle's final two seasons were not as terrible as once believed.
In 1967, Mickey batted only .245, but the league batting average was .236, which put Mickey's average in the league's top half.
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Article written by Harold Friend