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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