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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

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
194817BirminghamNALNgM736191620012012.262.384.295.679180
1 Season736191620012012.262.384.295.679180

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLev
194817Birmingham Black BaronsNegro American LeagueNgM
195019Trenton GiantsInterstate LeagueB
195120Minneapolis MillersAmerican AssociationAAA
195120New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11951-05-251951-10-03
195221New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11952-04-161952-05-28
195322Military Service
195423New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11954-04-131954-09-26
195524New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11955-04-131955-09-25
195625New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11956-04-171956-09-30
195726New York GiantsNational LeagueMLB11957-04-161957-09-29
195827San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11958-04-151958-09-28
195928San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11959-04-101959-09-27
196029San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11960-04-121960-10-02
196130San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11961-04-111961-10-01
196231San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11962-04-101962-10-03
196332San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11963-04-091963-09-29
196433San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11964-04-141964-10-04
196534San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11965-04-121965-10-03
196635San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11966-04-121966-10-02
196736San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11967-04-111967-09-30
196837San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11968-04-101968-09-29
196938San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11969-04-071969-09-30
197039San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11970-04-071970-10-01
197140San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11971-04-061971-09-30
197241San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11972-04-151972-05-09
197241New York MetsNational LeagueMLB21972-05-141972-09-16
197342New York MetsNational LeagueMLB11973-04-061973-09-09

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