Willie Mays Biography

Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid" is an American former professional baseball player who spent the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a center fielder with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility.

Mays won two MVP awards and shares the record of most All-Star Games played with Hank Aaron & Stan Musial. Ted Williams said, "They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays." Mays ended his career with 660 home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time. He was a center fielder and won a record-tying 12 Gold Gloves starting the year the award was introduced six seasons into his career.

Willie Mays' career statistics and longevity in the pre-PED era, the more recent acknowledgement of Mays as perhaps the finest five-tool player ever, and the overwhelming consensus of many surveys and other expert analyses carefully examining Mays' relative performance have led to a growing opinion that Mays was possibly the greatest all-around baseball player of all-time. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Willie Mays
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
May 6, 1931 (87)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
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