25 Inspiring Mickey Mantle Quotes

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Mickey Mantle was known as an American professional baseball player who is no more with us. On October 20, 1931, he was born and died on August 13, 1995; it means he died at 64. He has played his entire career in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, first baseman, and right fielder). Most people used to regard him as the greatest switch hitter and the best players in baseball history.

Moreover, he entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and voted as the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. His various memorable works forced us to regard him as a legend, and the following quotes by him are presented below in his memory.

Mickey Mantle quote about game
Mickey Mantle quote about the game

“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”― Mickey Mantle

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”― Mickey Mantle

“After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”― Mickey Mantle

4th of 25 Mickey Mantle Quotes

“The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It’s the only thing I know.”― Mickey Mantle

“I don’t care who you are, you hear those boos.”― Mickey Mantle

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.’”― Mickey Mantle

“He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie.”― Mickey Mantle

“You don’t realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.”― Mickey Mantle

“Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else’s brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.”― Mickey Mantle

“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.”― Mickey Mantle

MVP Award at Yankee stadium
MVP Award at Yankee stadium

“When I hit a home run I usually didn’t care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.”― Mickey Mantle

“To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.”― Mickey Mantle

“Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That’s the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.”― Mickey Mantle

14th of 25 Mickey Mantle Quotes

“I always loved the game, but when my legs weren’t hurting it was a lot easier to love.”― Mickey Mantle

“Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.”― Mickey Mantle

“As far as I’m concerned, Aaron is the best ballplayer of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He’s never received the credit he’s due.”― Mickey Mantle

“Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.”― Mickey Mantle

“I could never be a manager. All I have is a natural ability.”― Mickey Mantle

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“I’ll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.”― Mickey Mantle

“Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.”― Mickey Mantle

“The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen’s perfect game.”― Mickey Mantle

“Today’s Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they’re out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.”― Mickey Mantle

“It was all I lived for, to play baseball.”― Mickey Mantle

“My views are just about the same as Casey’s.”― Mickey Mantle

“I guess you could say I’m what this country is all about.”― Mickey Mantle

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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