Mickey Mantle is one of those players that even non-baseball fans know of. Growing up, I always heard about how great he was – combine that with him being a Yankee that won 7 World Series and I used to think he was overhyped.
That is until I looked into his stats a lot more – the guy might be one of the top 5 players of all time!
His combination of speed, power, defense, base-running, and hitting – he could do it all, especially before the injuries started taking their toll.
This painting captures the raw power he had – just look at that swing!