Mays, Willie

Mays, Willie (Howard, Jr.)

(1931–  ) baseball player; born in Westfield, Ala. During his 22-year career (1951–73) primarily with the New York and San Francisco Giants (he played most of his last two seasons with the New York Mets), he hit 660 homeruns, third highest in major league history, and twice won the league Most Valuable Player award (1954, 1965). Famous for his "basket" catches, he was one of the greatest defensive center fielders in the game's history. Nicknamed "the Say Hey Kid," his engaging personality made him a fan favorite. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1979.
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Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle from the Yankees; Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry from the Giants.
While Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, Willie "Stretch" Mc Covey, and Juan "The Dominican Dandy" Marichal did lead the Giants to the 1962 National League pennant and 1971 N.
Whereas San Francisco is a city with a rich baseball tradition where players such as Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, and Joe DiMaggio have displayed the prodigious skills that would eventually take them to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York; and
20 of 91-year-old Hall of Famer Monte Irvin - with Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry and Orlando Cepeda on hand - offering quite a glimpse of Giants past and future.
Both teams were quite formidable, as the Dodgers had Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, Jim Gilliam, Wes Parker, Jim Lefebvre, Ron Perranoski, Willie Davis and Ron Fairly while the Giants had Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Jimmy Ray Hart, Hal Lanier, Tom Haller, Jack Sanford, Bob Shaw and Gaylord Perry.
Look and you see, scrawled, the names of Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Mathews, Mike Schmidt, Harmon Killebrew, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Mickey Mantle.
While Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal were honing their Hall of Fame skills on the property, the Resort also became an exclusive and intimate desert hideaway for Hollywood elites including John Wayne, Dale Robertson, Pat Boone, and Gale Gordon.
The Hall of Famers who have stepped up to: a) defend Bonds, McGwire et al; b) believe it's a witch hunt; or c) think the issue is overblown are Johnny Bench, Ferguson Jenkins, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Duke Snider.
I saw Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, Rocky Colavito, Frank Howard, Harmon Killebrew, Willie Stargell, Mark McGwire, and on and on and on, but no one--and I mean no one
Legends Re-Launch Dinner featuring Authentic Bay Area sports legends Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Vida Blue, JT Snow, Dave Stewart, Doug Wilson, Mike Ricci and others.