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Mickey Tettleton

Born: Sep 16, 1960

Birthplace: Oklahoma City

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Mickey Tettleton

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1960
Birth Place : Oklahoma City

Mickey Lee Tettleton, is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers. Although Tettleton played mostly as a catcher, he also played as a first baseman, an outfielder, and as a designated hitter. Tettleton was named after Baseball Hall of Fame member and fellow Oklahoman, Mickey Mantle. Like the former Yankee star, Tettleton was a switch hitter. He was recognized for having an unusual batting stance: he stood almost straight up at the plate, holding his bat horizontal and bending only when the pitcher began his delivery. He was also distinguished by the huge wad of chewing tobacco he kept in his cheek during games, as well as his claim that Froot Loops were the source of his hitting power.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Fruit Loops
  • Mickey Lee Tettleton

Spouse


  • Sylvia Tettleton

Children


  • Tyler Tettleton
  • Tate Tettleton
  • Shanny Tettleton
  • Jessica Tettleton
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