The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined its class of 2018 Sunday night in Troy, N.Y. Included among the inductees with ties to the New York Yankees are Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Ron Swoboda and Matt Galante. According to their mission statement, the Hall selects its inductees based on a body of work and service to the game.
Mantle, who’s also enshrined in Cooperstown and Monument Park, patrolled centerfield in pinstripes for the better part of 18 seasons, from 1951 to 1968. During his stretch in the Bronx, Mantle earned seven World Series titles, three MVP awards, a Triple Crown, was a 20-time All-Star and swatted 536 home runs with the Bronx Bombers.
Martin enjoyed a successful playing and managing career in the Bronx. Also enshrined in Monument Park, Martin played seven seasons in pinstripes, earning four World Series titles and an All-Star appearance. During parts of eight seasons at the helm in the dugout, Martin helped the Yankees win the 1977 World Series and another AL Pennant in 1976, earning 556 wins and a .591 winning percentage with New York.
Swoboda, an outfielder more known for his accolades across town, played parts of three seasons in the Bronx from 1971-73.
Galante was drafted by the Yankees in 1966 out of St. John’s University.