#throwbackthursday Mickey Mantle was well known for his homers. One time Mantle actually hit a piece of façade when he slammed one out of the park! Here is a list of Mickey Mantles top ten home runs from themick.com:       hardest-ball-hr-red-arrow

(1) 734 feet (5/22/63, Yankee Stadium Facade* – Pitcher: Bill Fischer, Kansas City Athletics- Hit Left-handed)

(2) 656 feet (3/26/51, Bovard Field, USC- Exhibition Game. Pitcher: Tom Lovrich- Hit Left-handed)

(3) 650 feet (6/11/53, Briggs Stadium, Detroit – Pitcher: Art Houteman, Detroit Tigers – Hit Left-handed)

(4) 643 feet (9/10/60, Tiger Stadium, Detroit – Pitcher: Paul Foytack, Detroit Tigers – Hit Left-handed)

(5) 630 feet (9/12/53, Yankee Stadium – Pitcher: Billy Hoeft, Detroit Tigers – Hit Right-handed)

(6) 620 feet (5/30/56, Yankee Stadium Façade – Pitcher: Pedro Ramos, Washington Senators – Hit Left-handed)

(7) 565 feet (4/17/53, Griffith Stadium, Washington – Pitcher: Chuck Stobbs, Washington Senators – Hit Right-handed)

(8) 550 feet (6/5/55, Comiskey Park, Chicago – Pitcher: Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox – Hit Right-handed)

(9) 535 feet (7/6/53, Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia – Pitcher: Frank Fanovich, Philadelphia Athletics – Hit Right-handed)

(10) 530 feet (4/28/53, Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Pitcher: Bob Cain, St. Louis Browns – Hit Right-handed)

“Of Mickey’s top ten home runs, six were hit left-handed and four right-handed, an amazing display of power from both sides of the plate. Mickey had a versatility never before seen, and it hasn’t been seen since. Without question he was the greatest switch-hitter of all time.”

You can read more about the calculations and find other interesting information by going to: http://www.themick.com/10homers.html