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|How old is Willie Mays in 2021? / Age: ||90 years
Willie Mays facts
- (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York and San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets
- He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility
- Mays won two National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, ended his career with 660 home runs - third at the time of his retirement and currently fifth all-time - and won a record-tying 12 Gold Glove awards beginning in 1957 when the award was introduced
- Mays shares the record of most appearances in the All-Star Games, 24, with Hank Aaron and Stan Musial
- In appreciation of his All-Star record, Ted Williams said "They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays
- Mays' career statistics and his longevity in the pre-performance-enhancing drugs era has drawn speculation that he may be the finest five-tool player ever, and many surveys and expert analyses, which have examined Mays' relative performance, have led to a growing opinion that Mays was possibly the greatest all-around baseball player of all time
- In 1999, Mays placed second on The Sporting News's "List of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players", making him the highest-ranking living player
- Later that year, he was also elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team
- Mays is one of five National League players to have had eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons, along with Mel Ott, Sammy Sosa, Chipper Jones, and Albert Pujols
- Mays hit over 50 home runs in 1955 and 1965, representing the longest time span between 50-plus home run seasons for any player in Major League Baseball history
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