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Willie Mays died yesterday, at the age of 93.

The Say Hey Kid started off in the Negro Leagues in 1948, then joined the New York Giants in 1950.  He moved with the team to San Francisco, where he played until being traded to the New York Mets in 1972.

He retired in ’73, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try in 1979.

Mays hit 660 home runs, which puts him sixth on the all-time list.  He also had 3,283 hits, which is good for 11th place.

He led the league in stolen bases four times, was a two-time National League MVP, and a 24-time All-Star.

Mays was actually BANNED from baseball in 1980 for taking a job as an ambassador for a casino . . . but he was reinstated in 1985.  Thirty years later he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

In the 2022 HBO documentary “Say Hey, Willie Mays”, Willie said, quote, “I never had a day when somebody would not come up to me and say, ‘I saw you make a play, I love you because of what you did for me.’

“It made me very very proud because not only did I play baseball, but the people enjoyed what I did.”

(Hollywood Reporter)