Willie Howard Mays, Jr. is a former professional baseball player who played the
majority of his major league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants
before finishing with the New York Mets. Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall
of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility. He is considered by many to be the
greatest all-around player of all time. Mays won two MVP awards and tied Stan
Musial’s record with 24 appearances in the All-Star Game. He ended his career
with 660 home runs.