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50 Greatest Yankee Moments. July 23, 1957. Mantle hits for the cycle.

Posted by Ken Revis at 2:33 PM on August 17, 2011

Yankee Stadium, 2nd-place White Sox vs.1st-place Yankees. Mickey Mantle is playing in his accustomed center field position. Bob Keegan is on the mound for the White Sox. With 2 outs, Mantle doubles his first time up in the 1st inning, and scores on Harry Simpson's 2- run homer. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, with the Yankees up 2 to 0, 2 outs, bases empty, he homers, his 26th of the year. In the bottom of the 6th, with the Yankees now behind 6-4, he leads off and singles, although New York does not score. He comes up in the bottom of the 7th with the bases loaded, the Yankees already having scored 2 runs in the inning. He needs a triple, the most difficult of the cycle hits to achieve. He hits the 3-bagger, driving in all 3 baserunners. Mantle comes up one more time in the game in the bottom of the 8th, with 2 outs, and grounds out. However, he has hit for the cycle, the first Yankee to do so since Joe DiMaggio did it 9 years earlier. See Game

Categories: 50 Greatest Yankee Moments
Teams: White Sox, Yankees
Players: Joe DiMaggio, Bob Keegan, Mickey Mantle, Harry Simpson
Games: NYA195707230

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