Originally Posted by Kelzzy
Yea, he would be a good one to compare to.. but I chose Robinson because of his combination of speed, power, and ability to be stealthy up at bat. Mantle had power, but he did not have speed.
You're ****ting me right? Mickey Mantle was one of the fastest, if not THE fastest players in the league when he first came up. He blew out his knee in the 1951 World Series and then was plagued with leg injuries after that. Mantle would of stole 500 bases if he had both legs through his whole career.
He was clocked from home to first in 3.1 seconds when he first came up