Friday, May 06, 2016

Happy # 85 to Willie Mays

We say happy # 85 to the one and only Willie Mays.    

He broke with the Giants in 1951 and the rest of the story is one of the greatest careers in baseball history:   .302 career average, 3,283 hits, 660 HR, 1,903 RBI, & the first 30 HR-30 stolen bases player ever.

In my book, the greatest CF ever and one of the top players of all time.   He could do everything:

NL Rookie of the Year award in 1951, 20 All-Star teams, won two NL MVP & 12 straight Gold Gloves 1957-68.   

This is amazing:  Mays finished in the top-10 in the MVP voting 12 times in 13 seasons from 1954-66.    

And he made arguably the greatest catch in history in the 1954 World Series:



In the 1950s, they recorded a song about Mays:




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