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Mantle's mammoth blast

Updated: October 17, 2001, 9:25 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game April 17, 1952 - It was the fifth inning at Griffith Stadium. At the plate was 21-year-old Mickey Mantle, batting righthanded against lefthander Chuck Stobbs, making his first appearance for the Washington Senators.

Yankees announcer Mel Allen made the call: "Here's the pitch . . . Mantle swings . . . there's a tremendous drive going into deep leftfield! It's going, going, it's over the bleachers and over the sign atop the bleachers into the yards of houses across the ...

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