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Willie Mays
Willie Mays - Notable Historical Events

Willie MaysMay 25, 1951

Stan MusialJun 28, 1957

Hank AaronJun 10, 1972

Howard JohnsonAug 20, 1989

Andre DawsonSep 22, 1990

Barry BondsSep 19, 1992

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Willie Mays - Historical Events
Date Event
1951-05-25

NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

1951-05-28

After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

1953-05-13

NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

1954-09-14

Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

1954-09-29

Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive

1955-09-18

Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

1955-09-20

Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH

1955-09-20

Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRS in a season

1957-06-28

Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

1961-04-30

SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

1961-06-29

Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

1962-04-30

Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

1963-02-20

Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

1963-07-02

Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

1963-07-09

All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1965-05-04

Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

1965-08-29

Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

1965-09-13

Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

1965-11-09

Willie Mays named NL MVP

1966-02-11

SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

1966-05-05

Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

1966-08-17

Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

1968-07-09

All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1969-09-22

SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

1970-01-17

Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

1970-07-18

Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

1971-05-30

Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

1971-06-06

Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

1972-05-11

Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

1972-05-14

In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4

1972-06-10

Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

1973-07-19

Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

1973-08-17

Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

1973-09-20

Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

1973-09-25

Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

1973-10-14

Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

1979-01-23

Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1979-08-05

Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

1985-03-18

Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

1989-08-20

Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

1990-09-22

Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

1992-09-19

Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

2004-04-13

Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

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Willie Mays - Notable Birthdays

Willie MaysMay 6, 1931

Willie Mays - Birthdays
Date Event
1914-01-04

Herman Franks, Willie Mays

1917-01-23

Leonard Lewin, Willie Mays

1918-01-29

Bill Rigney, Willie Mays

1922-01-07

Alvin Dark, Willie Mays

1923-07-12

Sy Berger, Willie Mays

1930-04-12

John Antonelli, Willie Mays

1931-05-06

Willie Mays, Westfield Alabama, baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954)

1931-05-06

Willie Mays, Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid

1933-08-17

Jim Davenport, Willie Mays

1934-07-11

Bob Allison, Willie Mays vs. Bob Allison

1943-02-07

Nick Acocella, Willie Mays

1946-03-15

Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays

Willie Mays - Notable Weddings

Willie MaysFeb 14, 1956

Willie Mays - Weddings
Date Event
1956-02-14

MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

1971-11-27

MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

Willie Mays - Deaths
Date Event
1995-04-09

Bob Allison, Willie Mays vs. Bob Allison

2001-02-20

Bill Rigney, Willie Mays

2003-08-23

Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays

2004-03-22

Leonard Lewin, Willie Mays

2009-03-30

Herman Franks, Willie Mays

2014-11-13

Alvin Dark, Willie Mays

2014-12-14

Sy Berger, Willie Mays


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