Baseball Legend Willie Mays Dies At 93

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Baseball legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays died on Tuesday (June 18) at the age of 93. The San Francisco Giants announced his death in a brief post on X.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that San Francisco Giants Legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 93," the team wrote.

Mays is regarded as one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history and had an illustrious career spanning 23 seasons. He started his career with the New York Giants and stayed with the team when they moved to San Francisco. He finished his career by returning to New York to play for the Mets.

Mays, also known as the "Say Hey Kid," was a two-time National League MVP, a 24-time All-Star, and a 12-time Gold Glove winner.

Mays is remembered not only for his power at the plate, which resulted in 660 home runs, the sixth most in MLB history, but also for his sensational defensive skills as a center fielder. One of his most iconic defensive plays was an over-the-shoulder catch he made in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.


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