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Willie Mays celebrated his 90th birthday. One of the legendary baseball players is still with us. Willie Howard Mays, born on May 6, 1931, is one of the greatest players in baseball history.
His 22-year career, with the exception of one year with the Mets, was spent with the New York/San Francisco Giants.
Mays finished his career batting .302 with 660 home runs, the sixth-most of all time, and 1,903 RBI. He holds MLB records for most putouts (7,095) and most extra-inning home runs (22). He also had 338 stolen bases.
Over his career, he was selected to 24 All-Star Games, tied for the second-most of all time. Mays was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999 and ranked second on The Sporting News‘s “List of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players”, behind only Babe Ruth. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. “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,” manager Leo Durocher said. – from Wikipedia