Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

Age: 89 (May 06, 1931) | aka Say Hey | 5' 11" | 180lbs. | Bats: Right
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NY1 NL 1951 121 464 59 127 57 60 22 5 20 68 7 4 .274 .356 .472 11 11 .279 n/a
NY1 NL 1952 34 127 17 30 16 17 2 4 4 23 4 1 .236 .326 .409 11 12 .245 n/a
NY1 NL 1954 151 565 119 195 66 57 33 13 41 110 8 5 .345 .411 .667 10 9 .325 n/a
NY1 NL 1955 152 580 123 185 79 60 18 13 51 127 24 4 .319 .400 .659 12 9 .282 n/a
NY1 NL 1956 152 578 101 171 68 65 27 8 36 84 40 10 .296 .369 .557 10 10 .281 n/a
NY1 NL 1957 152 585 112 195 76 62 26 20 35 97 38 19 .333 .407 .626 11 9 .324 n/a
SF NL 1958 152 600 121 208 78 56 33 11 29 96 31 6 .347 .419 .583 11 8 .344 n/a
SF NL 1959 151 575 125 180 65 58 43 5 34 104 27 4 .313 .381 .583 10 9 .299 n/a
SF NL 1960 153 595 107 190 61 70 29 12 29 103 25 10 .319 .381 .555 9 10 .319 n/a
SF NL 1961 154 572 129 176 81 77 32 3 40 123 18 9 .308 .393 .584 12 12 .296 n/a
SF NL 1962 162 621 130 189 78 85 36 5 49 141 18 2 .304 .384 .615 11 12 .286 n/a
SF NL 1963 157 596 115 187 66 83 32 7 38 103 8 3 .314 .380 .582 10 12 .309 n/a
SF NL 1964 157 578 121 171 82 72 21 9 47 111 19 5 .296 .383 .607 12 11 .268 n/a
SF NL 1965 157 558 118 177 76 71 21 3 52 112 9 4 .317 .398 .645 12 11 .286 n/a
SF NL 1966 152 552 99 159 70 81 29 4 37 103 5 1 .288 .368 .556 11 13 .279 n/a
SF NL 1967 141 486 83 128 51 92 22 2 22 70 6 0 .263 .334 .453 9 17 .283 n/a
SF NL 1968 148 498 84 144 67 81 20 5 23 79 12 6 .289 .372 .488 12 14 .302 n/a
SF NL 1969 117 403 64 114 49 71 17 3 13 58 6 2 .283 .362 .437 11 15 .313 n/a
SF NL 1970 139 478 94 139 79 90 15 2 28 83 5 0 .291 .390 .506 14 16 .303 n/a
SF NL 1971 136 417 82 113 112 123 24 5 18 61 23 3 .271 .425 .482 21 23 .339 n/a
SF NL 1972 19 49 8 9 17 5 2 0 0 3 3 0 .184 .394 .224 25 8 .205 n/a
NYN NL 1972 69 195 27 52 43 43 9 1 8 19 1 5 .267 .402 .446 18 18 .306 n/a
NYN NL 1973 66 209 24 44 27 47 10 0 6 25 1 0 .211 .303 .344 11 20 .242 n/a
Career 22yrs 2992 10881 2062 3283 1464 1526 523 140 660 1903 338 103 .302 .384 .557 12 12 .299 n/a
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Willie looks good!

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 3 '16

Classy actions by the Giants today saying farewell to Vin ... best of all to have Willie Mays involved!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 3 '16

And Barry wasn't even 2nd. Luis Gonzalez was with 419. Todd Helton had 402 and finished 4th. Bet that's the only time a 400 TB guy finished as low as 4th.

van wilhoite LVW
May 27 '16

My second most embarrassing ballgame: Went to see the Mets play, um, somebody, at Shea, in 1973. I stipulated that Willie Mays was the greatest player I'd ever seen except for Mickey Mantle, but got into a heated argument about whether Mays or Tommie Agee was the better player. Doh!

In 1973 I won that argument. But it got so heated, probably because we were on pre internet time, where no one even knew what parameters were, that the family in the box next to us asked us to tamp it down.

Sure. Solid.

Then it started to rain, and a group of 16 year old boys receive manna in the form of girls and women soaked to the lingerie.

Awkward, embarrassing, true. 

But I was right about Agee, at that time.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 27 '16

I would have thought for sure the year Barry led the league in total bases was the year he hit 73 home runs. But no, Sammy Sosa had 425 that year and Bonds had 411.

That's a tough beat for Bonds there. His 411 would have led the NL and AL in total bases every year since then (2001)

The runs really surprises me, because there was a 6 year span there where Bonds got on base an average of 7.4 times a game. (feel free to look it up)

Keith Prosseda andypro
May 27 '16

Speaking of Bobby Bonds(surprisingly there's no page for him on here) and family.

Something you may find hard to believe considering how dominant Barry was.

# of times leading league in TB: Barry 1 Bobby 1

# of times leading league in Runs: Barry 1 Bobby 2.

van wilhoite LVW
May 26 '16

I was a senior in high school when the Giants made the playoffs in 1971, and that was a pretty strong team. And Willie was a big part; just look at the walk total, a career-best, among other solid if not spectacular numbers. The playoffs were disappointing (Bobby Bonds was hurt, and Bob Robertson, curse him, had a huge series), and it was the last Giants post-season appearance for a long time.

mike fenger mike
May 26 '16

Like almost all players, Willie limped to the end of his career -- memorably (at least in my memory), Roger Angell wrote "hang 'em up, Willie" in 1972 -- but it turns out he didn't start to limp, not really, until that year. His age-40 season, 1971, modern research reveals, was the best ever by a 40-year-old.

By a lot.

Top 10 WARPs, age 40

6.0 WARP – Willie Mays, 1971
4.2 WARP – Dave Winfield, 1992
4.1 WARP – Darrell Evans, 1987
3.4 WARP – Carlton Fisk, 1988
3.1 WARP – Brian Downing, 1991
3.0 WARP – Rickey Henderson, 1999
2.9 WARP – Edgar Martinez, 2003
2.8 WARP – Chipper Jones, 2012
2.8 WARP – Jim Edmonds, 2010
2.4 WARP – Stan Musial, 1961

So says Aaron Gleeman at BP, and who among Willie's fans is going to argue?

Not me.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=29318

Alex Patton Alex
May 26 '16

He was 1 for his first 26; BUT the one hit was unique. 

How many can say their 1st career hit was a HR off a future Hall of Famer(Spahn).

van wilhoite LVW
May 25 '16

I believe I've read that his failure to come north with the big club was controversial even then, though certainly not for contractual reasons.  Of course, he was hitting .477 at AAA when they called him up.

Mike Dean TMU2009
May 25 '16