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Why did Mickey Mantle Retire?
June 15, 2008 5:05AM
He got to old, if Mantle didn't retire, we'd have a 70 year old man trying to crack a home run. After years of Playing in pain due to all the leg injuries, Mickey called it quits after the 1968 season. When Mickey Mantle retired he was third on the all time list for Home runs with 536 behind Babe Ruth 714, and Willie Mays 583. See Relared Links below for more on Mickey Mantle's Bio