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San Francisco Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies at 93

San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays died at age 93 on Tuesday, his family announced. “My father has passed away peacefully and among loved ones,” Mays’ son, Michael Mays, said in a joint statement between the Giants and the Mays family. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my broken heart for

San Francisco Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies at 93

San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays died at age 93 on Tuesday, his household introduced.

“My father has handed away peacefully and amongst family members,” Mays’ son, Michael Mays, stated in a joint statement between the Giants and the Mays household. “I wish to thanks all from the underside of my damaged coronary heart for the unwavering love you could have proven him over time. You might have been his life’s blood.”

In accordance with the San Francisco Chronicle, Mays died of coronary heart failure, whereas Larry Baer, the president and chief govt of the Giants, stated Mays died at an assisted dwelling facility, based on The New York Times.

The 24-time all-star, often known as the “Say-Hey Child,” had a 22-year profession spanning three groups and one World Collection championship trophy.

Born in Westfield, Alabama, in 1931, Mays grew up within the Jim Crow South on the peak of the Nice Melancholy. Mays’ father, Willie Howard Mays Sr., nicknamed “Cat,” performed in an area league, prompting Mays to select up the bat, based on Mays’s autobiography.

Mays performed within the Negro Leagues till he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1951 the place he earned the Nationwide League’s Rookie of the 12 months award.

Three years later, Mays would lead the New York Giants to a 4-0 World Collection Victory in opposition to the Cleveland Indians.

Mays was voted the second-greatest participant in baseball historical past behind Babe Ruth in an Related Press ballot in 1999 after which later in 2020 he was rated No. 1 by The Athletic’s Joe Posnanski.

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Throughout the Giants-Cubs Recreation on Tuesday afternoon, when the information was introduced of Mays’ passing, commentator Jon Miller known as the information “very unhappy.”

Within the joint assertion Giants Chairman Greg Johnson stated, “Immediately we’ve misplaced a real legend. Within the pantheon of baseball greats, Willie Mays’ mixture of super expertise, eager mind, showmanship, and boundless pleasure set him aside. A 24-time All-Star, the Say Hey Child is the final word Perpetually Big. He had a profound affect not solely on the sport of baseball, however on the material of America.

“He was an inspiration and a hero who shall be eternally remembered and deeply missed.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom, in the meantime, said Mays broke “boundaries and impressed tens of millions of Individuals—setting data, bringing pleasure to numerous followers, and changing into a job mannequin for a era of future athletes.”

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