The Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number in 1969.
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Mickey Mantle wore the number 7 his last year with the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's #7 on June 8, 1969.
In 1969, the number seven was retired by the Yankees in honor of Mickey Mantle.
Mickey Mantle Uniform NumbersNo. Mickey Mantle was issued uniform number 6 as a rookie in 1951. After a bad start Mickey was sent down to the minors. When Mickey was called back up to the Yankees that same year, he was issued number 7 for good.
Mickey Mantle had his #7 retired by the Yankees in 1969.
Mickey Mantle started his Yankees career wearing the #6 in 1951 and later that season he started wearing the #7. He then replaced Joe DiMaggio as the Yankees center fielder.
Mickey Mantle number 7April 17, 1951 the 19 year old Mickey Mantle broke into the big leagues with the New York Yankees wearing uniform number 6.After a bad start Mickey was sent down to the minors. He told his dad he was going to quit, and his father told him to pack his bags to come home. After a second thought to try again Mickey was then called up again to the Yankees, and was then issued number 7 for good.
Mantle's uniform number was 7 for most of his career with the New York Yankees, but he wore No. 6 when he first broke into the majors in 1951.