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Willie Mays

Read through the most famous quotes from Willie Mays

I don't rate them, I just hit them.

— Willie Mays


They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.

— Willie Mays

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I don't compare 'em, I just catch 'em.

— Willie Mays

#compare #i #just

At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.

— Willie Mays

#ball #birmingham #black #came #guys

Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.

— Willie Mays

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Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.

— Willie Mays

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When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody. But, when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.

— Willie Mays

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I don't mean to be bashful, but I was.

— Willie Mays

#i #mean

I played with the Birmingham Black Barons. I was making 500 at 14. That was a lot of money in those days.

— Willie Mays

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I didn't say I was that smart, I said I went to class and I enjoyed what I was doing.

— Willie Mays

#doing #enjoyed #i #said #say

About Willie Mays

Willie Mays Quotes

Did you know about Willie Mays?

At the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco Mays received a special tribute for his legendary contributions to the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. On May 15 2010 Mays was awarded the Major League Baseball Beacon of Life Award at the Civil Rights game at Great American Ballpark. 1956 Willie Mays Major League Negro-American All-Stars Tour
In 1956 Mays got many of Major League Baseball's biggest black stars to go on a tour around the country after the season had ended to play exhibition games.

Mays ended his career with 660 home runs third at the time of his retirement and currently fourth all-time. Willie Howard Mays Jr. Mays is one of five National League players to have had eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons along with Mel Ott Sammy Sosa Chipper Jones and Albert Pujols.

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