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Another Great Catch for Willie Mays

June 20, 2024

A friend just sent me a quote by an unnamed wise man who about Willie Mays said, “The only man who could’ve caught that ball just hit it.” Terrific phrase, and true. As a kid I in person saw Mays make many catches but the greatest was a sinking line drive to left center that…

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Willie Mays is 90

May 7, 2021

Willie Mays, the greatest baseball player who has yet lived, turns 90 today. That not only means the Say Hey Kid is getting up there but so are guys I grew up with who idolized Mays and still remember his scintillating presence. He hit home runs, he stretched singles into doubles, he stole bases, he…

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Willie Mays is Eighty

May 16, 2011

I can recall no adolescent experiences nearly as vivid and pleasurable as going to Candlestick Park, that cold and blustery point on San Francisco Bay, and watching Willie Mays play baseball. I first saw him live the last game of the 1962 season. With but three games to play, the San Francisco Giants had come…

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