If you have ever seen or owned a Willie Mays baseball card, then you know what a piece of history is!
“If somebody came up and hit .450, stole 100 bases and performed a miracle in the field every day, I’d still look you in the eye and say Willie was better” — Leo Durocher, Mays’ Manager
Willie Mays was a truly incredible athlete who possessed all five of the essential tools needed to be a great baseball player: speed as a base runner, hitting for power, hitting for average, defense, and a strong arm. Although Babe Ruth is more of a household name, many would argue that Mays was actually the better ballplayer because he was so well-rounded.
What Fans Have to Say
A 2017 tribute to Willie Mays summed up just why he is so well-loved. Even U.S. President Bill Clinton chimed in about the tribute on Twitter, saying:
“Great tribute to Willie Mays the other night—Hank Aaron told me Willie was the best he’d ever played with.”
Even if you don’t have a Willie Mays baseball card, you can still relive your childhood any watching old videos of him play. Check out his highlights below! Posted by On’ry Waymore