Simon/Langs: 24 ways to remember Willie Mays

From SABR member Mark Simon and Sarah Langs at on May 30, 2017:

Willie Mays is baseball royalty and a true giant of the game. Mays turned 86 and celebrated both the anniversary of his major league debut and his first home run this month. The latter was appropriate, given that it’s the month of May.

Tonight’s Global Game telecast, pitting the Nationals against the San Francisco Giants, will pay tribute to Mays throughout and will include an interview with him during the game. It’s important to know the history and the numbers behind an all-time great. To help prepare you for that, here are 24 stats to know about the story of the man who wore No. 24.

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Originally published: May 30, 2017. Last Updated: May 30, 2017.