"The Say Hey Kid," Willie Mays is one of the most famous players in baseball history. He began his career playing in the Negro Leagues in 1947 and was eventually picked up by the New York Giants to play in their farm system. In 1951, he was called up to the big leagues to play center fielder for the San Francisco Giants, where he spent all but two years of his profound career.
Mays ended his career with a total of 660 home runs, which made him third at the time of his retirement and he still holds the fourth most home runs spot today. The baseball legend played in an unheard of 24 All-Star games, a record he owns to this day and shares with Hank Aaron & Stan Musial. Mays has also won a record-tying 12 Gold Glove Awards throughout his time in the big leagues. On top of his dominance at the plate, Willie Mays racked up a total of 7,095 fielding putouts from the outfield, a major league record that still stands today.
Considering his skill, drive, and longevity, Willie Mays is considered by many to be the all-time greatest all-around baseball player. Memorabilia signed by this Hall of Fame legend will be among your most prized possessions. Willie Mays autographed baseballs will make a stellar addition to your collection, and a Willie Mays Autographed Baseball Jersey is a must have for any baseball fan. Complete your collection with other Giants greats, such as Barry Bonds.