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How 1954 Proved That Willie Mays Was Greater Than Mickey Mantle

Howard Jackson was an avid New York Giants fan.

Willie Mays is his favorite player, and Howard is easily upset when it is claimed that Mickey Mantle was better than Willie.

He merely refers to the great year of 1954.

Willie Mays Tore the National League Apart

Mickey Mantle had a good 1954 season, but after missing most of the 1952 season and all of the 1953 season, Willie Mays returned from defending freedom as a member of the armed forces and tore the National League apart.

Willie batted .345 to win the National League batting title. Mantle hit a respectable .300.

Willie blasted 41 home runs (well, maybe not all of his home runs were "blasted"). Mantle hit 27 home runs....

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