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Danmel

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Tue Jun 18, 2024, 09:00 PM Jun 18

Willie Mays has passed away [View all]

It is with great sadness that we announce that San Francisco Giants Legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 93.

So sad to hear this. A great ballplayer and a great man.

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wallpaper? niyad Jun 18 #1
They announced it during the yankee game - here is another link Danmel Jun 18 #2
I see that. Wallpaper? niyad Jun 18 #6
San Francisco Chronicle just posted he died on Twitter. Elessar Zappa Jun 18 #3
Here is the NY Times link Danmel Jun 18 #4
ESPN, too DinahMoeHum Jun 18 #16
Immortal. Pinback Jun 18 #25
ballplayer Celerity Jun 18 #17
That's what I thought they meant. Auto correct? Rhiannon12866 Jun 18 #18
Thank you. niyad Jun 18 #29
Autocorrect strikes again. Danmel Jun 18 #19
Thank you. I thought it must have some sports term meaning about which niyad Jun 18 #30
One of the greatest! RIP Emile Jun 18 #5
Oh wow!!!! MarineCombatEngineer Jun 18 #7
I had a scrap book with lotsa Willy stuff...... a kennedy Jun 18 #8
He was up there as the best player wendyb-NC Jun 18 #9
What a life. What things he lived through. nolabear Jun 18 #10
One of the greats. edbermac Jun 18 #11
The Greatest usonian Jun 18 #12
Perfect he deserves it Tree Lady Jun 18 #24
. . . Dem2theMax Jun 18 #13
Thanks for that. surfered Jun 18 #14
A giant takes his leave. calimary Jun 18 #15
Arguably the greatest all-around player of all time. Had all the tools. maveric Jun 18 #20
Sad to hear ornotna Jun 18 #21
I grew up watching baseball games on TV and collecting baseball cards. llmart Jun 18 #22
Oh Jeez- I saw the Giants play just last Sunday in San Francisco- The most beautiful urban ball park anywhere. NBachers Jun 18 #23
Got into baseball in late 1950s. Mays and Aaron were the best, on field and off. Silent Type Jun 18 #26
Remembering Willie 49jim Jun 18 #27
He was a great person and a great ball player. skylucy Jun 18 #28
I'm so glad that I lived during his lifetime mountain grammy Jun 18 #31
Grew up in San Francisco... orwell Jun 18 #32
RIP to a legendary baseball player and a true gentleman. TSExile Jun 18 #33
A presence throughout my childhood, in baseball and pop culture. Mousetoescamper Jun 19 #36
Damn. jeffreyi Jun 18 #34
One of my biggest heroes. Nululu Jun 18 #35
A life, well lived! OAITW r.2.0 Jun 19 #37
RIP to the Say Hey Kid. Norbert Jun 19 #38
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