He is the last one, not so much standing but sitting, at his own table, with his autograph in silver ink on the top. It is there Willie Mays holds court in the Giants’ spring training clubhouse, reflecting upon a past inextricably linked to the present.
Part of a trio, connected by greatness and proximity in the days when New York had three teams and baseball was all flannel uniforms and grace. Read More
For a man who has spent so much of his life in the public eye, Willie Mays is a very private person, but author James S. Hirsch has gotten past his public veil in a remarkable biography, “Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend.”
Mays’ life since 1951 when he came to the Giants, then based in New York, has been chronicled before, but Hirsch went back to Mays’ childhood roots in Alabama to learn about a boy who was a sports wunderkind from a very early age. Read More