Season 1 Episode 29

Return of the Hero

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Apr 04, 1968 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Ironside: Willie Mays said to me that he's going to steal Second, Third and Home.
      Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (b.1931; Westfield, Alabama) played the majority of his 22-year career with the New York and San Francisco Giants. In 1968 Mays batted .289 hitting 23 home runs and driving in 79. Mays stole 338 bases in his career, but only 12 in 1968. He is nicknamed The Say Hey Kid and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Mays won two MVP awards (1954 & 1965) and appeared in 24 All-Star Games. He finished his career with 660 career home runs, which was third most in baseball history at the time. He is considered by many to be the greatest all-around player in history.