Bob Costas sits down with Willie Mays on the MLB Network at 8 p.m. tonight to talk about Mays' life, career and new autobiography.
(No, it's not live, silly. It was recorded Jan. 5. Bob is in Vancouver already, helping with the snow-making machines.)
Here are some excerpts the network sent:
ON HIS INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
I guess I was more of a team player than just an individual player. I liked for the team to win. I would go in the clubhouse, sit in my locker and just laugh and have a good time. The guy would bring me a sandwich over and I would see the guys smiling. That was more fun to me than hitting four home runs and going in the clubhouse and everybody’s mad because we lost the game. So a lot of things happened in baseball that I had a little bit of control over, but I would have rather been known as a complete player, a team player, not showing up anybody on the field or off the field, just, you know, a nice guy.