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Willie Mays

Willie Howard Mays (Say Hey Kid)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, US
High School: Fairfield Industrial HS (Fairfield, AL)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1979 (409/432 ballots).
   View Willie Mays Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Major League Stats / Minor League Stats / View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject


Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 17 Birmingham NAL NgM 73 61 9 16 2 0 0 12 0 12 .262 .384 .295 .679 18 0
1948 17 Birmingham NAL NgM
1 Season 73 61 9 16 2 0 0 12 0 12 .262 .384 .295 .679 18 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1948 17 Birmingham Black Barons Negro American League NgM
1950 19 Trenton Giants Interstate League B
1951 20 Minneapolis Millers American Association AAA
1951 20 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1951-05-25 1951-10-03
1952 21 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1952-04-16 1952-05-28
1953 22 Military Service
1954 23 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-26
1955 24 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
1956 25 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
1957 26 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-29
1958 27 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1958-04-15 1958-09-28
1959 28 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1959-04-10 1959-09-27
1960 29 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1960-04-12 1960-10-02
1961 30 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1961-04-11 1961-10-01
1962 31 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1962-04-10 1962-10-03
1963 32 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1963-04-09 1963-09-29
1964 33 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1964-04-14 1964-10-04
1965 34 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1965-04-12 1965-10-03
1966 35 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-10-02
1967 36 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1967-04-11 1967-09-30
1968 37 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
1969 38 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1969-04-07 1969-09-30
1970 39 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 40 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1971-04-06 1971-09-30
1972 41 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-05-09
1972 41 New York Mets National League MLB 2 1972-05-14 1972-09-16
1973 42 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-09

Sabr ID: 64f5dfa2

About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data