7 Years Without Hitting The Ball

This is a straight reblog from Rooted Man.
“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.”

Mickey Mantle (October 1931- August 1995)

(photo: Mantle flings his batting helmet after terrible at-bat in 1965)