Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Willie Mays Traded to the Mets -- May 11, 2022

50 years ago today, on 11-May-1972, Willie Mays, the Say Hey Kid, 24-time National League All Star, Giants immortal, the greatest living baseball player, perhaps the greatest ever was traded from the Giants to the Mets in return for a bucket of warm spit. 

There was mass depression in San Francisco. I didn't know that Giants owner Horace Stoneham was nearly broke. 

The move gave Willie Mays a chance to play in front of New York fans, who still loved him. 

I took the photo of the Willie Mays statue on 21-September-2007.

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