Whenever I think of Willie Mays, this is the vision I see. Not today's Willie Mays, but a young Mays who was at his peak.
Growing up, I was a baseball numbers geek. And while I memorized the baseball history book, I was more than impressed with Willie Mays. Next to Babe Ruth, I think he is the greatest all-around baseball player of all time.
I'd even rank him above Mickey Mantle, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb.
Too bad he had to associate himself with a certain Godson who played in the City by the Bay.