Sunday, April 10, 2011

1955 Topps #194 - Willie Mays


Willie Mays (b. 1931) played in the majors from 1951, 1952, 1954-1973 for the Giants and Mets. Widely considered one of the greatest to ever play the game, Mays' numbers rank near the top in every offensive category. He received numerous accolades, such as:
  • 3,283 hits (11th all-time)
  • 660 home runs (4th all-time)
  • 1,903 RBI (10th all-time)
  • 6,066 total bases (3rd all-time)
  • 2,062 runs scored (7th all-time)
  • Won the Gold Glove from 1957 to 1968
  • Won the MVP in 1954 and 1965
  • Was All Star from 1954-1973
  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979 with 94.7% of the vote (1st ballot)
  • Number 24 retired by the Giants
(HALL OF FAME 15)
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