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Willie Mays dies at 93: Barry Bonds, Keith Hernandez and baseball group react to Corridor of Famer’s loss of life

Bonds, Mays’ godson, was one of the first to publicly share his condolences Jun 19, 2024 at 12:01 pm ET • 1 min read Getty Images Hall of Famer and baseball icon Willie Mays died at the age of 93 on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the San Francisco Giants. Mays is considered

Willie Mays dies at 93: Barry Bonds, Keith Hernandez and baseball group react to Corridor of Famer’s loss of life






Willie Mays dies at 93: Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr., Derek Jeter, Keith Hernandez, more honor MLB legend

Bonds, Mays’ godson, was one of many first to publicly share his condolences

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Corridor of Famer and baseball icon Willie Mays died at the age of 93 on Tuesday, in response to an announcement launched by the San Francisco Giants. Mays is taken into account the most effective to play the sport and held numerous data which have since been damaged. 

“All of Main League Baseball is in mourning at present as we’re gathered on the very ballpark the place a profession and a legacy like no different started,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned in an announcement. “Willie Mays took his all-around brilliance from the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League to the historic Giants franchise. From coast to coast in New York and San Francisco, Willie impressed generations of gamers and followers as the sport grew and actually earned its place as our Nationwide Pastime.

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“Thursday’s recreation at historic Rickwood Discipline was designed to be a celebration of Willie Mays and his friends. With disappointment in our hearts, it is going to now additionally function a nationwide remembrance of an American who will without end stay on the quick listing of probably the most impactful people our nice recreation has ever identified.”

Barry Bonds, Mays’ godson, was one of many first to share his condolences on social media after the 2 shared a particular bond all through Bonds’ taking part in profession.

“I’m past devastated and overcome with emotion. I’ve no phrases to explain what you imply to me — you helped form me to be who I’m at present,” Bonds wrote. “Thanks for being my Godfather and all the time being there. Give my dad a hug for me.”

Added Ken Griffey Jr.: “I thought-about him and uncle, and, to me, he’ll all the time be the Godfather of all heart fielders.”

Because the information reached the airwaves and social media, numerous gamers, broadcasters and sportswriters took the time to recollect one of many recreation’s legends.

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