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Happy # 86 Willie Mays

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We say happy # 86 to the one and only Willie Mays.     He was born on this day in Westfield, Alabama.

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 center fielder 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.    

Written by scantojr

May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Posted in Baseball Hall of Fame

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