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Mickey Mantle came out of Commerce, Oklahoma, and went on to become one of the greatest switch hitters in Major League Baseball history. After graduating from high school in 1949, the “Commerce Comet” signed with the New York Yankees and went on to play eighteen years with the club. Mantle hit 536 home runs over the span of this career. He hit a record eighteen home runs in World Series games, and still holds the series record for runs batted in (40), runs (42), walks (43), extra base hits (26) and total bases (123). Mantle was a three-time MVP during his 1951-1968 career and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.