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October 31, 2012
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Mantle on the Miners in 1950 (90FeetofPerfection)

Before Mickey Mantle roamed the vast outfield of Yankee Stadium, he entered the Yankee farm system in 1949 as a shortstop where, in 184 games for the Joplin Miners between 1949 and 1950, he committed 100 errors.  While his play at short was far from noteworthy, his work with the bat was as he hit .383 with 199 hits and 26 home runs in 1950.

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