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Encyclopedia > Willie Mays
Willie Mays
Center fielder
Born: May 6, 1931 (1931-05-06) (age 77)
Westfield, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 1951
for the New York Giants
Final game
September 9, 1973
for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average     .302
Home runs     660
Hits     3,283
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1979
Vote     94.7% (first ballot)

Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931) is an American retired baseball player who played the majority of his career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing his career with the New York Mets. Nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility. Mays won two MVP awards and tied a record with twenty-four appearances in the All-Star Game. He ended his career with 660 career home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time. Many consider him to be the greatest all-around player of all-time. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Mays' first Major League manager, Leo Durocher, described his abundance of talent, saying: "He could do the five things you have to do to be a superstar: hit, hit with power, run, throw, and field. And he had that other ingredient that turns a superstar into a super superstar. He lit up the room when he came in. He was a joy to be around."[1] Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Upon his Hall of Fame induction, Mays was asked to name the best player that he had seen during his career. Mays replied, "I don't mean to be bashful, but I was."[2]

Contents

Professional career

Early years

Mays was born in Westfield, Alabama, outside of Birmingham. His professional baseball career began in 1947, when he played briefly with the Chattanooga Choo-Choos in Tennessee. Shortly thereafter, Mays returned to his home state and joined the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League. Over the next several years, a number of Major League baseball franchises sent scouts to watch him play. The first was the Milwaukee Braves. The scout that found him, Bud Maughn, referred him to the Braves but they declined. He then tipped a scout for the New York Giants. Finally, in 1950 Mays signed with the Giants and went to their Class-B affiliate in Trenton, New Jersey.[3] This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... Chattanooga Choo-Choos Leagues Negro Southern League (1940-46) Significant Players Willie Mays (1946) The Chattanooga Choo-Choos were a professional baseball team based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Birmingham Black Barons Leagues Negro Southern League Negro National League Negro American League Significant Players Joe Bankhead Lyman Bostock Willie Mays Satchel Paige Ted Radcliffe Harry Salmon Sam Streeter Mules Suttles LorenzoPiperDavis The Birmingham Black Barons was a professional baseball team based out of Rickwood Field in Birmingham... The Negro American League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ...


After Mays hit .353 in Trenton, he began the 1951 season at AAA Minneapolis Millers of the American Association. With the Millers, Mays displayed his offensive skills and defensive ability. After he hit .477 in 35 games, Mays was called up to the Majors on May 25, 1951. During his brief tenure in Minneapolis, he played with two other eventual Hall of Famers Hoyt Wilhelm and Ray Dandridge. The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The Minneapolis Millers were a professional minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1960. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Raymond Emmitt Dandridge (August 31, 1913 - February 12, 1994) was an American player in baseballs Negro leagues. ...


Major leagues

New York Giants (1951–57)

Mays began his career with zero hits in his first twelve at bats. On his 13th at bat, he hit a homer over the left field fence of the Polo Grounds off Warren Spahn.[4] Mays' average improved steadily throughout the rest of the season. Although his .274 average, 68 RBI and 20 homers (in 121 games) were among the lowest of his career, he still won the 1951 Rookie of the Year Award. During the Giants' amazing comeback in August and September 1951 to overtake the Dodgers in the 1951 pennant race, Mays' fielding, and great arm were often instrumental to several important Giant victories.[5] Mays ended the regular season in the on-deck circle when Bobby Thomson hit the Shot Heard 'Round the World against the Brooklyn Dodgers. In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... This article is about the sport. ... Robert Brown Bobby Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox... The Shot Heard Round the World In baseball, the Shot Heard Round the World is the term given to the walk-off home run hit by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds to win the National League pennant at 3... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...

The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series.
The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series.

The Giants went on to meet the New York Yankees in the 1951 World Series. This, his first World Series Game, October 4, 1951, was Mickey Mantle's as well. The first inning was unique as it was the only time that these two men batted back-to-back in the major leagues. Willie Mays flied out to right field (Mickey Mantle) for the third out in the top of the first; Mickey Mantle then took his at-bat for the Yankees in the bottom of the first, flying out to right field as well. Mays hit poorly and the Giants lost the series four games to two games. The six-game set was the only time that Mays and the aging Joe DiMaggio would play on the same field.[6]Mays was part of the first all-black outfield in major league history, along with Hall of Famer Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson, in Game One of the 1951 World Series.[7] Image File history File links Willie Mays drags in Vic Wertzs drive, 1954 World Series Famous historical event; unreproducible photograph used for educational / non commercial purposes on wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Willie Mays drags in Vic Wertzs drive, 1954 World Series Famous historical event; unreproducible photograph used for educational / non commercial purposes on wikipedia. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... Montford Merrill Monte Irvin (born February 25, 1919 in Columbia, Alabama) is a former outfielder and right-handed batter in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played with the Newark Eagles (1938-42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949-55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). ... Henry Curtis Thompson (December 8, 1925 - September 30, 1969), best know as Hank Thompson, was an American player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played primarily as a third baseman. ...


The United States Army drafted Mays in 1952 and he subsequently missed part of the 1952 season and all of the 1953 season. Despite the conflict in Korea, Mays spent most of his time in the army playing baseball at Fort Eustis.[8] Mays missed about 266 games due to military service. It is possible that had Mays played in those games, he rather than Hank Aaron would have broken Babe Ruth's career home run record of 714. The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Conscription in the United States has been employed several times, usually during war but also during the nominal peace of the Cold War. ... See also: 1951 in sports, 1953 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Troy Ruttman won the Indianapolis 500 Chuck Stevenson won the season championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: Hermann Lang / Fritz Reiss won, driving... See also: 1952 in sports, other events of 1953, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Alberto Ascari of Italy 24 hours of... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... Fort Eustis is a military base facility of the United States military located in Newport News, Virginia. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ...


Mays returned to the Giants in 1954, hitting for a league-leading .345 batting average and also slugging 41 home runs. Mays won the National League Most Valuable Player Award and the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year. In addition, the Giants won the National League pennant and the 1954 World Series, sweeping the Cleveland Indians in four games. The 1954 series is perhaps best remembered for "The Catch," an astonishing, over-the-shoulder running grab by Mays in deep center field of the Polo Grounds of a long drive off the bat of Vic Wertz during the 8th inning of Game 1. The catch prevented two Indians runners from scoring, and preserved a tied score that the Giants went on to break in the 10th inning for the victory. See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. // 1954 World Championships Mens all-around champion: Viktor Chukarin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Galina Rudko, USSR Team competition champions: mens - USSR; womens - USSR NASCAR Championship... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The S. Ray Hickok Belt was a trophy awarded to the top professional athlete of the year. ... The National League (NL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertzs drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series The Catch refers to a memorable defensive baseball play by Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the New York Giants and the... Victor Woodrow Wertz (born February 9, 1925 York, PA - died July 7, 1983 Detroit, MI) was a utility player who had a seventeen year career from 1947 to 1963. ...


Mays went on to perform at a high level each of the last three years the Giants were in New York City. In 1957, he won the first of twelve consecutive Gold Glove Awards. At the same time, Mays continued to finish in the NL's top 5 in a variety of offensive categories. Mays, Roberto Clemente, also with 12, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are the only outfielders to have more than 10 career Gold Gloves. 1957 also saw Mays become the fourth player in Major League history to join the 20-20-20 Club (2B,3B,HR). No player had joined the "club" since 1941, and another would not join until 1979 (George Brett). In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... The 20-20-20 club is a term coined by sportswriters that describes a fairly exclusive group of Major League Baseball players: those who have reached the 20 double, 20 triple, and 20 home run plateaus in the same season. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ...


San Francisco Giants (1958–72)

After the 1957 season, the Giants franchise relocated to San Francisco, California. First, Mays owned homes in two San Francisco locations.[9] Thereafter, Mays bought a palatial home in nearby Atherton.[10] San Francisco redirects here. ... Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, California, United States. ...


Mays' quest for the NL batting title came down to the final game of the 1958 season, just as it had in 1954. In his final regular season game, Mays collected three hits. Unfortunately for Mays, the Philadelphia Phillies' Richie Ashburn won the title. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Don Richard Richie Ashburn (March 19, 1927 - September 9, 1997) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


The Giants were not one of the top teams in the National League between the years 1955 and 1960. During that span, the team never finished higher than 3rd place or won more than 83 games in an individual season. In an attempt to improve the team, the Giants hired former Giant player Alvin Dark before the start of the 1961 season. Dark promptly named Mays the team captain and the team showed improvement on the field. They finished the '61 season in third place and won 85 games, more than they had in any of the previous six campaigns. Mays would have one of his best games on April 30, 1961, hitting 4 home runs against the Milwaukee Braves (Hank Aaron also hit 2 that day).[11] In fact Mays is the only Major Leaguer to have both a 3 triple game and a 4 home run game.[12][13] See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. // [edit] Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours... // December 4 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Barry Magee (NZL) 2:19:04 Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack Brabham of Australia 24 hours of... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One...


The Giants won the National League pennant in 1962. That year, Mays played in 162 games, batted .304, and led the team in eight major offensive categories. The season was not without turmoil or noteworthy moments. The team actually finished the 162-game regular season in a tie for first place with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants went on to win a three-game playoff series versus the Dodgers and advanced to play in the World Series. Unfortunately for them, the Giants lost to the Yankees in seven games. Mays hit just .250 with only two extra-base hits. It was his last World Series appearance as a member of the Giants. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


In both the 1963 and 1964 seasons Mays scored over 100 runs, batted in over 100 runs, and hit 85 total home runs. On July 2, 1963, Mays played in a game when future Hall of Fame members Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal each threw 15 scoreless innings. In the bottom of the 16th inning, Mays hit a home run off Spahn and the Giants won the game 1-0.[14] 1964 marked the end of Alvin Dark's tenure as the Giants manager. The Giants hired Herman Franks after Dark left. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Herman Louis Franks (born January 4, 1914, at Price, Utah) is a former catcher, coach, manager, general manager and scout in American Major League Baseball. ...


Mays won his second MVP award in 1965 behind a career-high 52 home runs. In fact, Mays hit career home run number 500 on September 13, 1965 off Don Nottebart. Warren Spahn, off whom Mays hit his first career home run, was on the Giants at the time. After the home run, Spahn greeted Mays in the dugout. Spahn asked: "Was it anything like the same feeling?" Mays replied "It was exactly the same feeling [and the] same pitch, too."[15] The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1964 in sports, other events of 1965, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain... Don Nottebart (born January 23, 1936) was the pitcher who gave up Willie Mayss 500th home run. ...


On August 22, 1965 Mays and Sandy Koufax acted as peacemakers during a 14-minute brawl between the Giants and Dodgers. The brawl broke out after an incident between San Francisco pitcher Juan Marichal and Dodgers catcher John Roseboro.[16] is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... John Junior Roseboro (May 13, 1933 - August 16, 2002) was a Major League Baseball catcher and coach. ...


Mays played in over 150 games for 13 consecutive years, (a major-league record) from 1954 to 1966, his last 100-RBI season. That season, he finished 3rd in the NL MVP voting. It was the ninth and final time he finished in the top 5 in the voting for the award.[17] In 1970, the Sporting News named Mays as the "Player of the Decade" for the 1960s. Other career milestones include: in 1999, Mays placed second on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, making him the highest-ranking living player. Later that year, he was also elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Mays is the only Major League player to have hit a home run in every inning from the 1st through the 16th. He finished his career with a record 22 extra-inning home runs. Mays is one of three NL players to have eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons, along with Mel Ott and Sammy Sosa. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ...


"They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays." — Ted Williams[18]


Willie hit career home run number 600 off San Diego's Mike Corkins in September of 1969. Plagued by injuries that season, he managed only 13 home runs. Mays enjoyed a resurgence in 1970, hitting 28 homers and got off to a fast start in 1971, the year he turned 40. He had 15 home runs at the All Star break, but faded down the stretch and finished with 18.


During his time on the Giants, Mays was friends with fellow player Bobby Bonds. When Bobby's son, Barry Bonds, was born, Bobby asked Willie Mays to be Barry's godfather. Mays and the younger Bonds have maintained a close familial relatonship over the years. Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 – August 23, 2003) was an American right fielder in professional baseball from 1968 to 1981, primarily with the San Francisco Giants. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ...


New York Mets (1972–73)

In May 1972, the 41-year-old Mays was traded to the New York Mets for Charlie Williams and $50,000.[19] At the time, the Giants franchise was losing money. Owner Horace Stoneham could not guarantee Mays an income after retirement and the Mets offered Mays a position as a coach upon his retirement.[20] The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009-Present) Polo Grounds... There have been several notable people named Charles Williams: Sir Charles Hanbury Williams (1708-1759), a British Member of Parliament and satirist. ... USD redirects here. ... Horace Stoneham (April 27, 1903 - January 7, 1990) was the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Giants. ...


Mays remained tremendously popular in New York long after the Giants had left for San Francisco, and the trade was seen as a coup for the Mets from a public relations standpoint. In his Mets debut, Mays hit a game-winning home run in the 5th inning against his former team, the Giants. Mays' tenure with the Mets was relatively short. He played part of the 1972 season and all of the 1973 season before he retired. However, he only played in 133 games with the team. Even though he only played sparingly in 1973, Mays was on the roster for the Mets when the team appeared in the 1973 World Series and, fittingly, got the first hit of the series. The Mets lost the series to the Oakland Athletics in 7 games. Mays only registered seven at-bats in the series and got two hits. During the 1973 Series he fell down in the outfield; he later said "growing old is just a helpless hurt." In reality the sun was a huge factor. In 1972 and 1973 Mays was the oldest regular position player in baseball. When he retired after the 1973 season Mays had a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs. Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ... Dates: October 13 – October 21 MVP: Reggie Jackson (Oakland) Television: NBC Announcers: Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Lindsey Nelson Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles (3-2) NLCS: New... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


After he retired as a player, Mays coached for the New York Mets until 1979. During this time, he also served the Mets in a public relations capacity. While the Mets have not formally retired number 24, only two players have worn it since Mays left the organization. The question of whether or not the Mets should retire number 24 has been an ongoing debate. Those in favor say the fact that Mays was and still is considered the greatest all-around baseball player of all time speaks for itself. Those opposed to the idea feel that Mays had nothing left by the time he joined the Mets and that his contributions while in a Met uniform were minimal. There is speculation that former Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson, a longtime admirer of Mays, wanted to have number 24 retired once he hung up his spikes, but never got around to issuing an official order. The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Joan Whitney Payson (February 5, 1903 – October 4, 1975) was an American heiress, businesswoman, philanthropist, patron of the arts and art collector, and a member of the prominent Whitney family. ...


Statistics

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1951 20 NYG NL 121 464 59 127 22 5 20 68 7 4 57 60 .274 .356 .472 219 1 2 11
1952 21 NYG NL 34 127 17 30 2 4 4 23 4 1 16 17 .236 .326 .409 52 0 1 2
1954 23 NYG NL 151 565 119 195 33 13 41 110 8 5 66 57 .345 .411 .667 377 0 7 2 12
1955 24 NYG NL 152 580 123 185 18 13 51 127 24 4 79 60 .319 .400 .659 382 0 7 13 4 12
1956 25 NYG NL 152 578 101 171 27 8 36 84 40 10 68 65 .296 .369 .557 322 0 3 20 1 16
1957 26 NYG NL 152 585 112 195 26 20 35 97 38 19 76 62 .333 .407 .626 366 0 6 15 1 14
1958 27 SF NL 152 600 121 208 33 11 29 96 31 6 78 56 .347 .419 .583 350 0 6 12 1 11
1959 28 SF NL 151 575 125 180 43 5 34 104 27 4 65 58 .313 .381 .583 335 0 6 9 2 11
1960 29 SF NL 153 595 107 190 29 12 29 103 25 10 61 70 .319 .381 .555 330 0 9 11 4 15
1961 30 SF NL 154 572 129 176 32 3 40 123 18 9 81 77 .308 .393 .584 334 0 4 15 2 14
1962 31 SF NL 162 621 130 189 36 5 49 141 18 2 78 85 .304 .384 .615 382 0 3 11 4 11
1963 32 SF NL 157 596 115 187 32 7 38 103 8 3 66 83 .314 .380 .582 347 0 7 5 2 15
1964 33 SF NL 157 578 121 171 21 9 47 111 19 5 82 72 .296 .383 .607 351 1 3 13 1 11
1965 34 SF NL 157 558 118 177 21 3 52 112 9 4 76 71 .317 .398 .645 360 2 2 16 0 11
1966 35 SF NL 152 552 99 159 29 4 37 103 5 1 70 81 .288 .368 .556 307 1 4 11 2 13
1967 36 SF NL 141 486 83 128 22 2 22 70 6 0 51 92 .263 .334 .453 220 2 3 7 2 12
1968 37 SF NL 148 498 84 144 20 5 23 79 12 6 67 81 .289 .372 .488 243 0 6 7 2 13
1969 38 SF NL 117 403 64 114 17 3 13 58 6 2 49 71 .283 .362 .437 176 0 4 7 3 8
1970 39 SF NL 139 478 94 139 15 2 28 83 5 0 79 90 .291 .390 .506 242 0 6 3 3 7
1971 40 SF NL 136 417 82 113 24 5 18 61 23 3 112 123 .271 .425 .482 201 1 4 11 3 8
1972 41 SF NL 19 49 8 9 2 0 0 3 3 0 17 5 .184 .394 .224 11 1 0 1 0 4
NYM NL 69 195 27 52 9 1 8 19 1 5 43 43 .267 .402 .446 87 3 0 5 1 5
1973 42 NYM NL 66 209 24 44 10 0 6 25 1 0 27 47 .211 .303 .344 72 1 1 0 1 7
Totals: 2,992 10,881 2,062 3,283 523 140 660 1,903 338 103 1,464 1,526 .302 .384 .557 6,066 13 91 192 44 251
  •      Led NL
  •      Led MLB
  •      Won NL MVP[21]

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Post-playing days

After Mays stopped playing baseball, he remained an active person. Just as he had during his playing days, Mays continued to appear on various TV shows, in films, and in other forms of non-sports related media. Willie remained in the New York Mets organization as their hitting instructor until the end of the 1979 season.[22]


On January 23, 1979, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was his first year of eligibility and he had appeared on 409 of the 432 ballots cast (roughly 95 percent).[23] Shortly after, he took a job at the Park Place (now Bally's Atlantic City) casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. While there, he served as a Special Assistant to the President and as a greeter. Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was also a greeter during that time. When he heard of this, Bowie Kuhn, Baseball Commissioner, suspended both men from involvement in organized baseball. Peter Ueberroth, Kuhn's successor, lifted the suspension in 1985. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Ballys Atlantic City started life in 1901 first as the Marlborough House owned by Josiah White III and his son John. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ... In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... Ueberroth (front right) watches President Ronald Reagan throw the first pitch prior to a game. ...


Since 1986, Willie Mays has served as Special Assistant to the President of the San Francisco Giants. Mays' number 24 is retired by the San Francisco Giants. AT&T Park, the Giants stadium, is located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. In front of the main entrance to the stadium is a larger-than-life statue of Mays, (see image). AT&T Park (also called China Basin) is an open-air baseball park, home to the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball. ...


Special honors and tributes

A statue of Mays in front of AT&T Park

When Mays' godson Barry Bonds tied him for third on the all-time home run list, Mays greeted and presented him with a diamond-studded Olympic torch (given to Mays for his role in carrying the Olympic Torch during its tour through the U.S.). In 1992, when Bonds signed a free agent contract with the Giants, Mays personally offered Bonds his retired #24 (the number Bonds wore in Pittsburgh) but Bonds declined, electing to wear #25 instead, honoring his father Bobby Bonds who wore #25 with the Giants.[24] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (429x606, 70 KB) Summary self created photograph by BurmaShaver I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (429x606, 70 KB) Summary self created photograph by BurmaShaver I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... AT&T Park (also called China Basin) is an open-air baseball park, home to the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball. ... Brandon McGaha, formerly known as [Xe]-godson, and most recently known as [Xe]-cheetz is known as the most infamous cheater in Counter-Strike:Source. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 – August 23, 2003) was an American right fielder in professional baseball from 1968 to 1981, primarily with the San Francisco Giants. ...


Willie Mays Day was proclaimed by former mayor Willie Brown and reaffirmed by mayor Gavin Newsom to be every May 24 in San Francisco, paying tribute to both his birth in the month (May 6), and his number (24). Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. ... Mayor[3] Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the current mayor of San Francisco. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 2004-05-24, during the fifty-year anniversary of The Catch, Willie Mays received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Yale University [5]. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertzs drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series The Catch refers to a memorable defensive baseball play by Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the New York Giants and the... Yale redirects here. ...


On 2005-12-06 he was recognized for his accomplishments on and off the field when he received the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Bobby Bragan has worked since 1992 to motivate the youth of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to become better scholars, citizens, and athletes, and to serve as leaders and role models for their peers. ...


Willie Mays received an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College on 2007-06-10. Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco, Mays received a special tribute for his legendary contributions to the game, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Date July 10, 2007 Venue AT&T Park City San Francisco, California Managers American League - Jim Leyland (DET) National League - Tony La Russa (STL) MVP Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) Television FOX, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal (on-field reporter) Attendance 43,965 First pitch Willie Mays The 2007 Major League...


On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Mays into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.[25] Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Maria Owings Shriver (pronounced: ; born November 6, 1955)[1] is an award-winning American journalist from the Kennedy Family, a prolific author and First Lady of California. ... Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established with The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor legendary individuals and families who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history. ... The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts – home of the California Hall of Fame – is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block from the State Capitol. ...


On 4 June 2008, Community Board 10 in Harlem NYC, voted unanimously to name an 8 block service Road that connects to the Harlem River Drive from 155th Street to 163rd Street running adjacent to his beloved Polo Grounds - Willie Mays Drive.[citation needed]


In 2008, he was offered to comeout of retirement to play baseball in Japan's Pro Baseball Master League, which he declined.[citation needed]


Personal life

Mays was married to the former Margherite Wendell Chapman in 1956. They adopted a son before divorcing in 1961.


Origin of "Say Hey Kid" nickname

It is not clear how Mays became known as the "Say Hey Kid". One story is that in 1951, Barney Kremenko, a New York Journal writer, having overheard Mays blurt "'Say who,' 'Say what,' 'Say where,' 'Say hey,'" proceeded to refer to Mays as the 'Say Hey Kid'.[26] The New York Journal American was a newspaper purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1895 (at the time called the New York Morning Journal, then the New York Journal). ...


The other story is that Jimmy Cannon created the nickname because, when Mays arrived in the majors, he did not know everyone's name. "You see a guy, you say, 'Hey, man. Say hey, man,' " Mays said. "Ted was the 'Splinter'. Joe was 'Joltin' Joe'. Stan was 'The Man'. I guess I hit a few home runs, and they said there goes the 'Say Hey Kid.'"[27]


While known as "The Say Hey Kid" to the public, Mays's nickname to friends, close acquaintances and teammates is "Buck."[28]


Willie Mays in popular culture

Because of his prodigious abilities and popularity, even beyond the New York and San Francisco area, Mays has been a popular topic in popular culture. Some examples include:

  • "Robbing the Banks", Fresh Prince episode, 01/18/93. Will is the proud owner of an autographed Willie Mays baseball, which is the plot of this episode.
  • The song "Home Run Willie" by Larry Hosford.
  • Mays is mentioned in a Bob Dylan song, called "I Shall Be Free": "What do you do about Willie Mays?"
  • Jughead released a song called "Paging Willie Mays".
  • Mays was saluted in a Peanuts comic strip story about Charlie Brown and a spelling bee. Charlie Brown reaches the finals in the school spelling bee, finally gaining the chance to be a winner for once. Charlie is given the word "maze". A baseball fanatic, Charlie Brown immediately assumes they have said the name of the baseball hero, Willie Mays, and proudly spells "M-A-Y-S" only to have the whole class laugh at him as a result, thus blowing the spelling bee. "I told you you'd make a fool of yourself," replies Violet.
  • Mays appears (but is not shown) in two subsequent Pearls Before Swine comic strips which are part of a larger strip series about Wee Bear being on a journey across America to find "the one person who can bring this divided country together". Wee Bear regards Mays as this person, visits him at his home and asks him to "go back to center field and everything will be okay".
  • Mays is mentioned in the Baseball song "Talkin Baseball" by Terry Cashman. He is mentioned in the Chorus line "Especially Willie, Mickey and the Duke". Referring to Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, the 3 great outfielders of the 3 NY Teams of the mid 50's.
  • Mays is also mentioned in the movie Soul of the Game. He is depicted as a young boy until the end of the movie when he is being interviewed by a reporter.
  • In the 1989 film Major League, Wesley Snipes' character is named Willie Mays Hayes, describing himself as "batting like Mays, and running like Hayes".
  • In the rap song "For Heaven's Sake" by rap group Wu-Tang Clan, Inspectah Deck raps a brief statement about Mays: "Ay yo my rap style swing like Willie Mays, My eyes purple haze."
  • Mays is mentioned in the song "Our Song" by Joe Henry: "I saw Willie Mays at a Scottsdale Home Depot… But that was him, I'm almost sure- the greatest center fielder of all time."
  • In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "In the Cards," there is a convoluted plot involving an original 1951 Willie Mays rookie baseball card, which is extremely rare when the episode is set, in the year 2373, over 400 years after the card was made. Involved in the plot is a lie to an alien, wherein the character Jake Sisko along with his friend Nog, is trying to explain that he wants the card to track down an elusive time-traveler named "Willie Mays," who is trying to change the past, without telling the truth, which is that he really wants it as a gift for his father, Benjamin Sisko. The sequence contains the line, "The entire future of the galaxy may depend on us tracking down Willie Mays... and stopping him."
  • An episode of "The Honeymooners" includes a line by Jackie Gleason's character, Ralph Kramden: "Her foot slipped? I wish my foot could slip like that. I'd be playing center field for the New York Giants!"
  • Mays is mentioned in "Throw Sum 1'z" by Silas feat. Profa C in Profa C's verse
  • An ambiguous reference in the Belle and Sebastian song "Piazza, New York Catcher", Murdoch sings "well he may" as "Willie May"
  • In the Broadway musical, Damn Yankees, the Adler/Ross song "Six Months Out of Every Year" shows baseball widows complaining that "Six months out of every year when we cook for them it never pays...Instead of praising our ghoulash, They are appraising the plays of Willie Mays!"

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See also

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References and notes

  1. ^ [1] [2]
  2. ^ Albuquerque Journal Online
  3. ^ Salon Brilliant Careers | Willie Mays
  4. ^ ESPN.com: Mays brought joy to baseball
  5. ^ Willie Mays, by Arnold Hano, Tempo Books, Grosset & Dunlop, Inc. NY. copyright 1966, pp. 60-75 first printing, August 1966, Library of Congress Number 66-17205
  6. ^ The Series, an illustrated history of Baseball's postseason showcase, 1903-1993, The Sporting News, copyright 1993, The Sporting News Publishing Co. pp. 144-145 ISBN 0-89204-476-4
  7. ^ Willie Mays, by Matt von Albade, Tempo Books, Grosset & Dunlop, Inc. NY. copyright 1966, p.80 first printing, August 1966, Library of Congress Number 66-17205
  8. ^ BIOPROJ.SABR.ORG :: The Baseball Biography Project
  9. ^ http://www.outsidelands.org/sw5.php
  10. ^ Mary Kay Linge, Willie Mays: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2005), p.151.
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References

  • David Pietrusza, Matthew Silverman & Michael Gershman, ed. (2000). Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia. Total/Sports Illustrated.
  • "Willie's Time: A Memoir Of Another America", by Charles Einstein
  • Willie Mays, by Arnold Hano, Tempo Books, Grosset & Dunlop, Inc. NY. copyright 1966, first printing, August 1966, Library of Congress Number 66-17205
  • The Series, an illustrated history of Baseball's postseason showcase, 1903-1993, The Sporting News, copyright 1993, The Sporting News publishing co. ISBN 0-89204-476-4

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Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... Terry Lee Steinbach (born March 2, 1962 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for 14 years from 1986 to 1999. ... Vincent Edward Bo Jackson (born November 30, 1962 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American athlete and a former multi-sport professional. ... This article is about the Major League Baseball Player. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. ... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is a first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (pronounced , born June 26, 1974) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976) is a Dominican Republican professional Major League Baseball player. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada (born May 25, 1974 in Baní, Dominican Republic) is currently the shortstop of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. ... Michael Brian Young (born October 19, 1976 in Covina, California) is a Major League Baseball shortstop currently playing for the Texas Rangers. ... Ichiro Suzuki ), often known simply as Ichiro ), (born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese outfielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Andre Thornton (born August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) was a first baseman and designated hitter who played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, and Cleveland Indians during a 14-year career in Major League Baseball. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947, in New York City) was an outfielder/designated hitter with a 15-year career from 1970 to 1984. ... Cecil Celester Cooper (born December 20, 1949 in Brenham, Texas), nicknamed Coop, is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the Houston Astros. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... For others of the same name, see Eric Davis. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. ... Edgar Martinez (born January 2, 1963 in New York, New York, but raised in the Maguayo neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico[1]) was a longtime Major League Baseball player who retired at the end of the 2004 season. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. ... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen to play the game. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... In Major League Baseball, the 3,000 Hit Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have made 3,000 or more career base hits. ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player and is regarded by historians and journalists[2][3] as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 – April 14, 1922), known by the nicknames Cap (for Captain) and Pop, was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman due to his superb speed and German heritage, was an American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the NL from 1897 to 1917. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Napoléon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHWAH, or often la-ZHWAY, per the Canadian French pronunciation; or, as he himself usually pronounced it, LAJ-a-way[1]] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... Wesley Noreen Westrum (November 28, 1922, Clearbrook, Minnesota – May 28, 2002, Clearbrook, Minnesota) was an American catcher, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ... David Carlous Williams (November 2, 1927 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who played second base in the Major Leagues from 1949-1955. ... Henry Curtis Thompson (December 8, 1925 - September 30, 1969), best know as Hank Thompson, was an American player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played primarily as a third baseman. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... Montford Merrill Monte Irvin (born February 25, 1919 in Columbia, Alabama) is a former outfielder and right-handed batter in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played with the Newark Eagles (1938-42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949-55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). ... Donald Frederick Mueller (born April 14, 1927, St. ... Carroll Walter Whitey Lockman (born July 25, 1926 in Lowell, North Carolina) is a retired player, coach, manager and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... James Lamar Rhodes (born May 13, 1927 in Mathews, Alabama) was an outfielder with a 7 year career from 1952-1957, 1959. ... Rubén Gómez Colón (July 13, 1927 - July 26, 2004) born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who became the first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series game. ... Salvatore Anthony Maglie (April 26, 1917 - December 28, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and St. ... Don Liddle (May 25, 1925 - June 5, 2000) was a baseball player for the New York Giants from 1954 to 1956. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... John August Johnny Antonelli (born April 12, 1930 in Rochester, New York) is a former left-handed starting pitcher who played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Christopher Christy Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed Big Six, The Christian Gentleman, or Matty, was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873–February 25, 1934), nicknamed Little Napoleon and Muggsy, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 _ January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... // Batting Average: Bill Terry, .401 (1930) On-base percentage: Barry Bonds, .609 (2004) [MLB record] Slugging percentage: Barry Bonds, .863 (2001) [MLB record] OPS: Barry Bonds, 1. ... . ... // John Clapp 1883 Jim Price 1884 Monte Ward 1884; 1893-94 Jim Mutrie 1885-91 Pat Powers 1892 George Davis 1895; 1900-01 Jack Doyle 1895 Harvey Watkins 1895 Arthur Irwin 1896 Bill Joyce 1896-98 Cap Anson 1898 John Day 1899 Fred Hoey 1899 Buck Ewing 1900 Horace Fogel... Broadcasters On FSN Bay Area, the Giants games are called by Duane Kuiper for the play-by-play and Mike Krukow as analyst. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their... Oakland Park was the name used for a ball park used by the New York Giants for two games in 1889. ... St. ... Hilltop Park was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. ... Seals Stadium was a minor league baseball stadium that stood in San Francisco from 1931 until 1959. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ... AT&T Park (also called China Basin) is an open-air baseball park, home to the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball. ... The Shot Heard Round the World In baseball, the Shot Heard Round the World is the term given to the walk-off home run hit by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds to win the National League pennant at 3... The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertzs drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series The Catch refers to a memorable defensive baseball play by Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the New York Giants and the... The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989, in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in California at 5:04 p. ... The White Flag Trade was a trade made between two Major League Baseball teams in 1997. ... Giants logo Dodgers logo The Dodgers-Giants rivalry is one of the most long-standing and storied rivalries in the history of baseball. ... Christopher Christy Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed Big Six, The Christian Gentleman, or Matty, was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Tim Keefe on an 1888 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Goodwin Champions (N162)). Timothy John Tim Keefe (b. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 _ January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. ... Travis Calvin Jackson (November 2, 1903 - July 27, 1987) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Ross Youngs Ross Middlebrook Youngs (April 10, 1897 - October 22, 1927) was a Major League Baseball outfielder best known for his superb defense and consistent hitting. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Michael Francis Welch (July 4, 1859 - July 30, 1941), also known as Mickey Welch, was a 19th century Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... Frederick Charles Lindstrom (November 21, 1905 - October 4, 1981), born Frederick Charles Lindstrom, was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Amos Rusie on a 1895 Mayo Tobacco Works baseball card (Mayos Cut Plug (N300)). Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871 - December 6, 1942), nicknamed The Hoosier Thunderbolt, was a hard-throwing right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher during the late 19th century. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... Robert Brown Bobby Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 _ January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1888 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1889 throughout the world. ... 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team Categories: | | ... // 1919 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference 1919 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1920 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference 1920 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // Main article: 1921 World Series October 5, 1921 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York October 6, 1921 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York October 7, 1921 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York October 9, 1921 at the Polo... // Main article: 1922 World Series October 4, 1922 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York October 5, 1922 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York October 6, 1922 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York October 7, 1922 at the Polo Grounds in New... // Main article: 1923 World Series October 10, 1923 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York October 11, 1923 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York October 12, 1923 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York October 13, 1923 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New... // 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... // Clark was drafted with the second overall pick in the 1985 draft by the San Francisco Giants. ... // In his first major league at bat on April 8, 1986, Clark debuted with a home run— in his first at-bat and on his first swing off of Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan. ... // Main article: 1987 National League Championship Series 1987 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference 1987 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac 1987 MLB season by team Categories: | | | | ... // 1988 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference 1988 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac 1988 MLB season by team Categories: | | | | | ... // August 2, 1989: Bob Brenly signed as a Free Agent. ... // In a game against the San Diego Padres, Gary Carter broke the National League record set by Al Lopez for most games caught by a catcher. ... // 1991 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference 1991 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac 1991 MLB season by 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The San Francisco Giants 2008 season attempt to win the NL West as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary season in the Bay Area since moving from New York in 1958. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... This is a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, in order of induction. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... 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Willie Mays - MSN Encarta (369 words)
Willie Mays, born in 1931, American baseball player, also known as the Say Hey Kid, who is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player in history.
Mays was noted as a right-handed hitter with a distinctive batting style and great power, but was equally praised for his defensive skills in center field.
Mays is remembered for a number of memorable catches, including his running, over-the-shoulder grab of Vic Wertz's drive to center field in the first game of the 1954 World Series.
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Mays performed poorly in the 1951 World Series, as the Giants were beaten 4-2 by the New York Yankees, but the series marked the only time that Mays and the ageing Joe DiMaggio would play on the same field.
Mays was a coach for the New York Mets and also acted in a PR role for the club until 1979.
Their home ballpark, SBC Park, is located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza with a larger-than-life statue of Mays in front of the main entrance, surrounded by 24 palm trees, and the right-field wall is 24-feet high, all in honor of Mays.
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