Willie Mays was born in Westfield, AL, on May 6, 1931. Inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, Mays’ career began with the Chattanooga Choo-Choos and the Birmingham Black Barons. He played for the New York Giants from 1951 to 1957, and moved west with the team to San Francisco in 1958. He finished out his career with the New York Mets in 1973 with a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs.
The San Francisco Giants have a birthday celebration planned for Mr. Mays during tonight’s game. For those of us who can’t attend, here is a cool photo montage from The San Jose Mercury News, and one of my favorite videos!