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Willie Howard Mays Jr. nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid” is an American former professional baseball center fielder who spent his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants. The baseball veteran is a role model for many aspiring baseball players all around the world. The legend’s Major League Baseball career is truly one of a kind and very admirable.
Willie Mays has been very successful throughout the years.
Mays’s professional baseball career began in High School, where he played briefly with the Chattanooga ChooChoos in Tennessee during the summer. Later, he joined the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League. He caught the eye of the Black Baron’s manager Piper Davis in tenth grade.
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Mays was married two times in his life. His first marriage was with Marguerite Wendell Chapman in 1956. The couple adopted a son named Michael in 1959. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1963, and his wife stayed with their son most of the time. Mays married Mae Louise Allen in 1971 and remained married until she succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in 2013.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Mae Louise Allen (m. 1971–2013), Margherite Wendell Chapman (m. 1956)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Michael Mays)|
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|Full/Real Name||Willie Howard Mays, Jr.|
|Age (as of today)||91 years|
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1931|
|Place of Birth||Westfield, Alabama, United States of America.|
|Height||1.8 m, 5 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||82 kg, 181 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$4 Million|
|Occupation||Former Professional Baseball Center Fielder|
Height, Weight, and Age
Willie Mays' height is above average measuring 1.8 m. Willie Mays weighs 82 kg. Being born on May 6, 1931, translates to an age of 91 years as of todays date (March 22, 2023).
I was very blessed with a good body. Never got hurt. Never was in the hospital. The only time I was in the hospital was when I would get exhausted a little bit, and go in for a check-up or something.Willie Mays
I played with the Birmingham Black Barons. I was making 500 at 14. That was a lot of money in those days.Willie Mays
Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.Willie Mays
When I got to professional ball I used to play 150 games every year. It depends on how many games there was.Willie Mays
I would try and help everybody, because the game was so easy for me. It was just like walking in the park.Willie Mays