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Baseball Legend Willie Mays Dies At 93


FILE – Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants is pictured in 1970. Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93. Mays’ family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced Tuesday night, June 18, 2024, he had died earlier in the afternoon in the Bay Area. (AP Photo) Legendary baseball star Willie Mays has died of undisclosed causes, his family announced on Tuesday. He was 93 years old. The 24-time MLB All-Star and two-time National League MVP is among only three players in history to have hit more than 500 home runs and stolen 300 bases. Mays also holds the record for the most Golden Glove wins with 12; he ranks sixth in all-time homers with 660; and he’s 12th in hits with 3,283. Despite the accolades, Mays – who first played for the Birmingham Black Barons in the Negro league before signing with the New York Giants in 1950 – was all about the fans, his son says. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my broken heart for the unwavering love you have shown him over the years,” Michael Mays says in a message to his father’s fans. “You have been his life’s blood.” Rest In Peace.

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