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#57 Greatest HR in Yankee History

October 9, 2012
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Briggs Stadium (Hansons)

Mickey Mantle | Out of Briggs Stadium | vs. Detroit Tigers | 9/17/1958

In the top of the 3rd inning with the Yanks trailing 2-0, the Commerce Comet got a hold of a pitch from Detroit’s Jim Bunning and crushed one of the most prodigious shots of his career.  Despite batting into a stiff wind, Mantle sent the ball over the right field roof of Briggs Stadium, across Trumbull Avenue, and into the second story of building across from the park.  Had the building not been there it may have been The Mick’s longest.  The blast would be the only Yankee runs in a 5-2 loss, but it still ranks as one of the greatest shots in Yankee history.

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