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Steve Stone recounts unimaginable Willie Mays story from joint taking part in days

Steve Stone recounts incredible Willie Mays story from joint playing days originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago On Tuesday, the baseball world mourned after news surfaced of legend Willie Mays’ death. He was 93. During the White Sox broadcast of their game against the Astros on NBC Sports Chicago, color commentator and former teammate of

Steve Stone recounts unimaginable Willie Mays story from joint taking part in days

Steve Stone recounts incredible Willie Mays story from joint playing days initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

On Tuesday, the baseball world mourned after information surfaced of legend Willie Mays‘ demise. He was 93.

Through the White Sox broadcast of their recreation in opposition to the Astros on NBC Sports activities Chicago, coloration commentator and former teammate of Mays’, Steve Stone, discovered the information. And he recounted an unimaginable story from their joint taking part in days with the San Francisco Giants.

“There was one catch he made together with Bobby Bonds,” Stone began. “Bobby Bonds was taller than Willie, perhaps by a few inches. And there was one the place they had been each operating to the right-center subject alley. They each jumped, virtually on cue, to the identical ball because it was leaving the ballpark.

“And Willie’s glove went up a couple of foot larger than Bobby’s. As they each crashed into the wall collectively, they each slid down the fence collectively, and Willie had the baseball.

“And that exact catch was proven to quite a lot of completely different folks quite a lot of completely different locations. It nonetheless stays an indelible impression that I’ve of Willie Mays and his means as a result of Bonds was sooner, he was taller, he was faster, however he did not get to the ball as shortly as Willie did.”

Stone, who was pitching for the Giants again then, stated the catch left him speechless within the dugout.

“Effectively, there’s not a lot you possibly can say. You simply take a look at it and say ‘Hey, that is fairly good,’” Stone stated.

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After posting the video of Stone’s amazing story, one fan (H/T @bennyheis), discovered footage of the precise catch Stone recounted on the printed. And it is simply as wonderful as Stone depicted it.

The 2-time Main League Baseball most beneficial participant and 24-time All-Star is regarded by many as top-of-the-line baseball gamers ever.

“My father has handed away peacefully and amongst family members,” son Michael Mays stated in an announcement. “I need to thanks all from the underside of my damaged coronary heart for the unwavering love you have got proven him through the years. You’ve got been his life’s blood.”

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