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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.    

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May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

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August 17, 1973: Willie Mays hits # 660!

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The great Willie Mays hit his last home run, or # 660, on this day in 1973.   He hit it off Don Gullett of the Cincinnati Reds.    Mays was # 2 behind Ruth when he retired.   He had a .302 career average, 3283 hits and 1903 Rbi.   Maybe the greatest player ever! 

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August 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

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April 30, 1961: Willie Mays hit 4 home runs against the Braves

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As far as I’m concerned, Willie Mays is the most complete player in baseball history.   He was the ultimate 5-tool player.   He could do everything well.  He also stayed free of injuries, unlike Mickey Mantle who battled bad knees for his entire career with the Yankees.

Willie Mays had many big games in his glorious career, specially April 30, 1961.    

Mays hit 4 home runs at the old County Stadium in Milwaukee.   He went 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs.   

The Giants beat the Braves, 14-4.     

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April 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

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