Willie Mays

Birthdate 5/6/1931
Death Date
Debut Year 1951
Year of Induction 1979
Teams Giants, Mets
Position Center Field

Willie Mays shares the record for most All Star appearances with Hank Aaron and Stan Musial. Each of the trio played in 24 mid-summer classics.

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Willie Mays signature on a car rental application

Willie Mays signature on a car rental application

Willie Mays made an immediate impact once he reached the Major Leagues. The 1951 Rookie of the Year was the league’s MVP by his third season. All told Mays was a 24-time All Star and two-time All Star and regular season MVP. He also won 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards. In the collection is th

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