Willie Mays: Photos of the Say Hey Kid, on and off the Diamond

Willie Mays spring training, 1954

Willie Mays and teammates in the dugout, spring training, 1954.

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Willie Mays and teammates in the dugout, spring training, 1954. “Life on the Giants wouldn’t be the same without Willie,” Mays’ friend and roommate Monte Irvin once said. “Just being around him keeps me young and full of spirit . . . but I wish he’d let me sleep a little longer in the morning.”

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