The Say Hey Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling Willie Mays' dream of giving every child a chance, by offering underprivileged youth positive opportunities and safer communities.
Willie Howard Mays born in Westfield, Alabama
Plays first game for the Birmingham Black Barons at age 17.
Major League debut with the NY Giants at age 20; named Rookie of the Year
Reports to the Army and does not rejoin the Giants until spring training of 1954.
Infamous "the catch" in the Polo Grounds in the first game of the World Series
Plays in Giants' first game in Seals Stadium in San Francisco
Plays in the debut game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
The Giants trade Mays to the Mets; Giants retire Mays' jersey #24
Hits 660th home run (vs. Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium)
Elected to the baseball hall of fame in his first year of eligibility