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Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

Posted on: October 7, 2009 11:16 am
 

The legend out there that Mickey Mantle hit several 600+ foot homeruns is a complete fallacy. I almost got into a brawl in a restaurant over this. A die-hard Yankee fan believed I was calling him a liar. I'm not trying to call anyone a liar but there are multiple reasons why Mickey Mantle NEVER CAME CLOSE to a 600ft. HR:

1. Weight training wasn't around.
2. Baseballs weren't as solid (he played in the dead-ball era).
3. Pitchers didn't throw as hard.
4. People with faster bat speed have not hit balls even close to 600ft. (e.g. Steroid-ridden Mark McGwire vs. Randy Johnson's 100MPH fastball didn't go 600ft).
5. Genetic Evolution naturally makes athletes stronger/faster today than in the past (e.g. every speed/strength record has been shattered by modern athletes)(none today come close to 600ft). 

Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2012 10:58 am
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

**roided not raided




Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2012 10:57 am
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

So u believe that Mickey had more power than a raided out Barry bonds and mark McGwire? Lol and I'm the one who is delusional?



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

even if he did he wasn't the best ever and his cards shouldn't cost so darnn much.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 2:58 am
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

not a chance cock sucker fuck the yanks and mantles worthless ass



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2009 11:27 am
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

there is no way to prove that....no way Mantle & Frank Howard hit the ball over 600ft. That is a myth that oldtimers like to throw out there to make it seem like players in the past were so much better than the present.



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2009 7:05 am
 

Mickey Mantle NEVER HIT a 600+ Foot HR

you dont much aboiut basesall, dead ball era left b.b. in 1920. mm hit at least three balls that  went  600 feet. as for pitching when mm played in the 50'&60's =s pithing was better than today,and the mound much higher. frank howard and several others players in baseball golden age hit balls that traveled 600+.


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