"... Mantle, who in 63 lifetime at-bats struck out 47 times against the reliever."You'll notice that all three of the quotes are slightly different. And they are all wildly wrong. Retrosheet has all of the play-by-play logs of the games in which Mantle batted against Radatz and OttoC posted the info to SoSH:
"Radatz struck out Mantle 44 times in 63 attempts."
"Few pitchers handled baseball legend Mantle as well as Radatz, who struck out the Hall of Fame switch-hitter 44 times in 67 at-bats."
AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO RBI AVG OBA SLGRadatz still dominated Mantle, that's for sure, but in far fewer at-bats. It's neat to see that in three of the four times Mantle didn't strikeout, he singled, doubled and homered.
16 3 1 0 1 3 12 2 .188 .316 .438