March 1, 1969
New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle retires.
Mantle, a perrieniel All-Star, finished his injury laded career with 536 home runs, a lifetime batting average of .298, three AL MVP titles, seven World Series titles, and the 1956 Triple Crown.
He has had his #7 retired by the Yankees, and was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 1974.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.