Today in 1953, New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle hit a 565-foot home run at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC, which is the longest home run ever recorded. The ball was found a block away from the stadium. Here are some more facts about Mickey Mantle.
FACT: Mickey Mantle spent his entire 18-year Major League Baseball playing career with the New York Yankees.
FACT: After Mickey Mantle's salary was increased in 1963 to 100-thousand-dollars a season, he never asked for a raise again -- and continued playing for five more years.
FACT: In 1964, Mickey Mantle was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
FACT: In 2006, Mickey Mantle was included in the U.S. Postal Service's baseball legends stamp series.