Willie Mays

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Willie Mays

Born

5/6/1931, Westerfield, Alabama

Birth Name

Willie Howard Mays Jr.

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Say Hey Kid
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Biography

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Willie was one of the greatest baseball players of all-time. He played most of his career for the Giants. He won several awards over his career including Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. The Giants have retired his uniform number 24. Willie was enshrined in MLB's…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Willie had 33 doubles in 1954, 33 doubles in 1958, 32 doubles in 1961, 32 doubles in 1963, 36 doubles in 1962 and a career high 43 doubles in 1959.

    • Willie had 195 hits in 1954, 195 hits in 1957, 190 hits in 1960, 189 hits in 1962, 187 hits in 1963 and a career high 208 hits in 1958.

    • Willie scored 123 runs in 1955, 121 runs in 1958, 125 runs in 1959, 129 runs in 1961 and a career high 130 runs in 1962.

    • Willie was on-deck on October 3, 1951, when Giant's slugger Bobby Thomson hit one of the most famous home runs in MLB history. The homer took the Giants into the World Series and is known as, "The Shot Heard 'Round the World."

    • Willie was named to 24 All-Star teams.

    • Willie played in the Negro Leagues before breaking into Major League Baseball with the Giants.

    • Willie's uniform number 24 has been retired by the Giants.

  • Quotes

    • Mays: I don't compare 'em, I just catch 'em.

    • Mays: If you can do that - if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game - then you're a good ballplayer.

    • Mays: Hopefully, they can say, "There goes the best baseball player in the world." I honestly believe I did everything in baseball that a baseball player can do, and I did it with love.

    • Mays: Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.

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