A great baseball player; a celebrity; a champion. Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees from 1951 till 1968 and is one of the greatest baseball players in history. Mantle won the American League Most Valuable Player award three times (1956, 1957, 1962) and the Major League Triple Crown (1956). He was also a seven-time World Series champion. Mickey Mantle is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.