Retired baseball player Willie Mays is widely regarded as one of the most notable athletes in league history.
Willie and his accomplishments are recognized by MLB contemporaries such as Aaron Judge, Pete Alonso and Mike Trout.
Who is Willie Mays?
Willie Mays, born May 6, 1931, is an American baseball player from Westfield, Alabama.
Baseball fans also refer to him by the nicknames “The Say Hey Kid” and “Buck”.
In 1948 he was drafted by the Negro American League as a player for the Birmingham Black Barons.
On May 24, 1951, MLB selected Willie to play centerfield for the New York Giants, which have since changed their name to the San Francisco Giants.
He stayed with the SF Giants for 20 years until he was traded to the opposite coast.
In May 1972, the team traded him to the NY Mets for the late pitcher Charlie Williams.
On September 20, 1973, Willie retired from MLB and announced that that year’s baseball season was his last.
His retirement from the league followed a career that spanned 21 total seasons.
Since then, the legacy of the famous midfielder has been consistently honored in later decades.
What is Willie’s net worth?
On January 23, 1979, Willie was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
While receiving the award, he reflected on his career and shared with the crowd, “What can I say? This country is made up of so many things. Every single minute of it.
“I’ll give you one word – love. It means devotion. You have to sacrifice many things to play baseball.
“I sacrificed a bad marriage and I sacrificed a good marriage. But I’m here today because baseball is my greatest love.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Willie has amassed an estimated net worth of $3 million.
He is also a 24-time MLB All-Star, World Series Champion, and 12-time Golden Glove winner.
How can I watch the Willie Mays documentary?
On November 8, 2022, baseball fans can follow Willie’s career in his documentary of the same name, titled Say Hey, Willie Mays!
This Tuesday, the feature is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. EST on HBO and be available on HBO Max.
Referring to the documentary, the Hall of Famer told Deadline, “Some say I’ve inspired others my entire life, but the truth is that so many have done so for me.
“My teammates, my friends and of course the fans mean so much to me.
“So I hope this documentary can give something comforting and inspiring back to all of them.”
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