San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
New York, San Francisco Giants 1951-1972
New York Mets 1972-1973
Outstanding outfielder for the New York Giants, which in 1958 became San Francisco Giants. Named Rookie of the Year in 1951, and for over 20 years drew admiration for his hitting, fielding, throwing and daring baserunning. National League's Most Valuable Player in 1954 and 1965. Named to All-Star Team every year from 1954 to 1975. 660 career home runs rank with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in achievement. Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Enshrined in Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports.
Location. 37° 46.702′ N, 122° 23.458′ 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. Willie McCovey (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Point (within shouting distance Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryan Vogelsong (within shouting distance of this marker); Barry Bonds (within shouting distance of this marker); Southbeach Shoreline 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); J.T. Snow (within shouting distance of this marker); Brian Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the plaza side wall of the Oracle Park clock tower.
Also see . . . MLB Network Honors Willie Mays at 90 (YouTube, 7.5 min.). "Written by Tom Verducci and narrated by Danny Glover, MLB Network pays tribute to Hall of Famer Willie Mays on his 90th birthday." (Submitted on June 5, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.