Mickey Mantle Bio, Age, Height, Education, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career (1951–1968) with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.

Full NameMickey Charles Mantle
ProfessionAmerican professional baseball player
Known As
The Commerce Comet and The Mick
Aged63 years
Date of Birth & Date of DeathOctober 20, 1931 & August 13, 1995
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth Place, Death PlaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States & Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

Early years

Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, the son of Lovell (née Richardson) Mantle (1904–1995) and Elven Charles “Mutt” Mantle. He was of at least partial English ancestry; his great-grandfather, George Mantle, left Brierley Hill, in England’s Black Country, in 1848.

Mutt named his son in honor of Mickey Cochrane, a Hall of Fame catcher. Later in his life, Mantle expressed relief that his father had not known Cochrane’s true first name because he would have hated to be named Gordon. Mantle spoke warmly of his father and said he was the bravest man he ever knew. “No boy ever loved his father more,” he said.

Mantle batted left-handed against his father when his father pitched to him right-handed, and he batted right-handed against his grandfather, Charles Mantle, when his grandfather pitched to him left-handed. His grandfather died at the age of 60 in 1944, and his father died of Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 40 on May 7, 1952.

Age, Height, Weight & Measurements

He was born on October 25, 1971, in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic. Below we have updated Martínez’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size as soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Weight88 kg
Body MeasurementsN/A
Age48 years
Hair ColorN/A
Shoe SizeN/A
Dress SizeN/A

What’s His Relationship Status?

On December 23, 1951, Mantle married Merlyn Johnson (1932–2009) in Commerce, Oklahoma; they had four sons. In an autobiography, Mantle said he married Merlyn not out of love, but because he was told to by his domineering father. While his drinking became public knowledge during his lifetime, the press (as per established practice at the time) kept quiet about his many marital infidelities.

Mantle was not entirely discreet about them, and when he went to his retirement ceremony in 1969, he brought his mistress along with his wife. In 1980 Mickey and Merlyn separated, living apart for the rest of Mickey’s life, but neither filed for divorce. During this time, Mantle lived with his agent, Greer Johnson, who was not related to Mantle’s wife.


The couple’s four sons were Mickey Jr. (1953–2000), David (born 1955), Billy (1957–1994), whom Mickey named for Billy Martin, his best friend among his Yankee teammates, and Danny (born 1960). Like Mickey, Merlyn and three of their sons became alcoholics, and Billy developed Hodgkin’s disease, as had several previous men in Mantle’s family.

Mantle made an appearance in the music video for “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard” by Paul Simon in 1988. He batted left-handed-hitting while Paul Simon pitches left-handed.

Our team have got some information about his Family, Sibling’s information which is listed below:

FatherElvin Charles Mantle
MotherLovell Mantle
Sibling5, Larry Mantle, Ray Mantle, Butch Mantle, Roy Mantle, Barbara Delise

Education, School/College University

Talking about Mantle’s education, he has not shared any details about his education. We are currently working to find, we will update school, college, and university’s information.

College/UniversityThe University of Oklahoma

Where One Can Follow Him?

Mantle seems active on Twitter and Instagram. He frequently uploads his pictures, post, and videos in his authentic Twitter and Instagram account in this living days but now his all social account has been deactivated and deleted.


Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors and scandals about Mickey Mantle.

Player profile

Mantle hit some of the longest home runs in Major League history. On September 10, 1960, he hit a ball left-handed that cleared the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium in Detroit and, based on where it was found, was estimated years later by historian Mark Gallagher to have traveled 643 feet (196 m).

Another Mantle homer, hit right-handed off Chuck Stobbs at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 17, 1953, was measured by Yankees traveling secretary Red Patterson (hence the term “tape-measure home run”) to have traveled 565 feet (172 m). Deducting for bounces, there is no doubt that both landed well over 500 feet (152 m) from home plate. Mantle two times hit balls off the third-deck facade at Yankee Stadium, nearly becoming the only player to hit a fair ball out of the stadium during a game.

Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle

Illness and death

Before Mantle sought treatment for alcoholism, he admitted that his hard-living had hurt both his playing and his family. His rationale was that the men in his family had all died young, so he expected to die young as well. His father died of Hodgkin’s disease at age 40 in 1952, and his grandfather also died young of the same disease. “I’m not gonna be cheated”, he would say.

At the time, Mantle did not know that most of the men in his family had inhaled lead and zinc dust in the mines, which contribute to Hodgkin’s and other cancers. He outlived all the men in his family for several years. As the years passed, Mantle frequently used a line popularized by football legend Bobby Layne, a Dallas neighbor and friend of Mantle’s who also died in part due to alcohol abuse: “If I’d known I was gonna live this long, I’d have taken a lot better care of myself.”

Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle

What is Pedro Martínez’s Net Worth?

Mickey Mantle’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-20. So, how much is Mickey Mantle worth? What is Mickey Mantle’s salary per year and how rich is he at the age of 48 years old? We have estimated Mickey Mantle net worth, money, income, and assets for 2019-20 below:

Net Worth in 2020$10 million
Salary in 2020Under Review
Net Worth in 2019Under Review
Salary in 2019Under Review
Source of IncomeBaseball Player
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