SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 06: San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey waves to the crowd while seating between Jeff Kent (L) and Willie Mays during a ceremony honoring Buster Posey for winning the 2012 National League MVP before the Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Outside of Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays is the greatest all-around baseball player of my time. Certainly he's been the most daring. Mays would steal home, a tough play and one in which you've got a great chance to look bad. Willie didn't even think of that, he'd just go. Nine times out of ten, he'd make it.
They don't mean charging the mound. They mean when Bob Gibson knocks down Willie Mays, Willie Mays picks himself up and hits a home run. Or if Bob Gibson hits Willie Mays, then Don Drysdale goes out and hits somebody on the Cardinals.More quotes »
Davis' slam, 5 RBIs carry Orioles over Twins 9-5
opener.Davis became the fourth player in major league history to homer in his first four games of the season, joining Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz. He is 9 for 15 (.600) with four homers and 16 RBIs.The Orioles trailed 5-4 before loading the bases Read more »
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Willie Mays Fast Facts
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of Baseball Hall of Fame player Willie Mays . Personal: Birth date: May 6, 1931 Birth place: Westfield, Alabama Birth name: William Howard Mays, Jr. Father: William Mays Mother: Ann (Satterwhite) Mays Marriages: Mae Lou from CNN Read more »
The Time Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Did a Dual Interview for Esquire
Mickey and Willie had a good time cutting up at the photo shoot. Willie made rabbit ears behind Mantle's head; Mickey reciprocated with his middle finger. On January 7, 1968, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays put in an appearance at a sporting goods fair at from The Atlantic Read more »
This Date In Mets History: May 14—Willie Mays hits game-winning homer in his Mets debut
Sometimes baseball follows the Hollywood script, as it did on this date in 1972, when Willie Mays played his first game as a New York Met. Of course, the Mets that day were playing the Giants, the team Mays played 21 years for in both New York and San Fr from Amazin Avenue Read more »
Bronx Banter Book Excerpt: Mickey and Willie
I don’t know that anyone’s ever calculated this, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, in that order, are the two most written-about players in baseball history, or at least two of the top three, along with Babe Ruth. Th from SNY.tv Read more »
Two-time cancer survivor named honorary bat girl
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wanda Zimmerman shares her May 6 birthday with Giants legend Willie Mays. But that's not her only distinctive quality. Zimmerman, who was named Wednesday by Major League Baseball as the Giants' honorary bat girl for Sunday's Mother's Day from MLB.com Read more »