July 9, 1968 in History
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All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants




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Willie Mays History:
August 5, 1979 - Willie Mays, Warren Giles, and Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame
January 23, 1979 - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
October 14, 1973 - Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
September 25, 1973 - Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
September 25, 1973 - Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
September 20, 1973 - Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
August 17, 1973 - Willie Mays hits 660th and last home run (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
July 19, 1973 - Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
May 14, 1972 - In Willie Mays 1st game as a New York Met his homer beats San Francisco Giants, 5-4
May 11, 1972 - Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash
June 6, 1971 - Willie Mays hits record 22nd and last extra inning home run
May 30, 1971 - Willie Mays hits his 638th home run, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
January 17, 1970 - Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
September 22, 1969 - San Francisco Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit home run number 600 off Mike Corkins
August 17, 1966 - Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time home run list
February 11, 1966 - San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
November 9, 1965 - Willie Mays named NL MVP
September 13, 1965 - Willie Mays's 500th home run (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
August 29, 1965 - Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August
May 4, 1965 - Willie Mays 512th home run breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
July 9, 1963 - All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
July 2, 1963 - Giant Willie Mays' home run in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
February 20, 1963 - Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants signs a record $100,000 per year contract
April 30, 1962 - Willie Mays hits 4 home runs
June 29, 1961 - Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more home runs twice in a season
April 30, 1961 - San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 home runs in a game
May 13, 1958 - New York Giants Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each hit 2 home runs and a triple
September 20, 1955 - Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
September 20, 1955 - Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 home runs in a season
September 18, 1955 - Willie Mays hits record tying 9th home run at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
September 29, 1954 - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
September 14, 1954 - Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record
May 28, 1951 - After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st home run
May 28, 1951 - Willie Mays gets his 1st major league hit, a home run
May 25, 1951 - New York Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
May 24, 1951 - Willie Mays begins playing for New York Giants
May 6, 1931 - Willie Mays, baseball centerfielder, "Say Hey Kid", 660 home runs, MVP 1954


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