Willie Mays Willie Mays
Personal Info Birth May 6, 1931, Westfield, Alabama Professional Career Debut May 25, 1951, New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Shibe Park Team(s) New York Giants (1951-1957) San Francisco Giants (1958-1972) New York Mets (1972-1973) HOF induction: 1979 Career Highlights First in career All Star Games (24) Two career MVPs Ninth in career Games (2,992) Eleventh in career At-bats (10,881) Seventh in career Runs (2,062) Eleventh in career Hits (3,283) Third in career Total Bases (6,066) 660 Career Home Runs (2nd All-Time at the time he retired, now 4th) Ninth in career RBIs (1,903) Led National League in Home Runs 4 times Led National League in Batting average Once Led National League in On Base Percentage 2 times Led National League in slugging percentage 5 times Led National League in runs scored 2 times Won 1 World Series First of only 4 men with both 500 Home Runs and 3,000 Hits. (Hank Aaron, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro) Willie Howard Mays Jr. (born May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama) is a former star of Major League Baseball. Mays, nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, played center field throughout nearly all his career. He is regarded as one of the finest players ever to have played the game and is often mentioned as the greatest living baseball player. The epitome of the five-tool player, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1979.