Willie Howard Mays
Born: May 6, 1931, Westfield, Alabama
Birmingham Black Barons (1948-1950), New York Giants (1951-1957), San Francisco Giants (1958-1972), New York Mets (1972-1973)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1979
This Day in Baseball History
On December 4, 1914, the Chicago Whales of the Federal League sign Walter Johnson to a three-year contract worth $60,000. The “Big Train” will never pitch a game for the Whales, after deciding to accept a subsequent offer to return to the Washington Senators.