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Willie Howard Mays, Jr.

 
 
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - main panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - main panel
Inscription.  

Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
“The Say Hey Kid"

New York N.L., San Francisco N.L., New York N.L., 1951-1973
One of baseball's most colorful and exciting stars. Excelled in all phases of the game. Third in homers (660), runs (2,062) and total bases (6,066); seventh in hits (3,283) and RBI's (1,903). First in putouts by outfielder (7,095), first to top both 300 homers and 300. steals. Led league in batting once, slugging five times, home runs and steals four seasons, voted N.L. MVP in 1954 and 1965. Played in 24 All-Star Games - a record

Reproduced from Hall of Fame plaque (Cooperstown, NY)
Inducted in 1979
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
 
Location. 37° 46.682′ N, 122° 23.483′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Willie Mays Plaza and King Street on Willie Mays Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat Point (a few steps from this marker); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - quote panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - quote panel
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge (about 400 feet away); Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez (about 400 feet away); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (about 500 feet away); Rammaytush (about 500 feet away); California Electric Building (about 600 feet away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
3. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - wide view
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
4. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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