This Day In Sports History (November 10th) – Wiilie Mays

willie maysIt was on this day in 1965 that San Francisco Giants center fielder Willie Mays was named as the National League’s regular season Most Valuable Player.  This was the second M.V.P. for Mays, who also won the award in 1954.

Willie Mays had many great years in his Hall of Fame career, but 1965 may have been his best.  He hit a Major League best and career high 52 home runs, to go along with 112 RBI’s, nine stolen bases and a .317 batting average.  Along with his great numbers, Mays was also named to the All-Star team for the twelfth consecutive year and won his ninth straight gold glove in center field.  Mays became the fifth member of the 500 home run club on September 13th of that season.

Here is a tribute to Willie Mays.

Notable Birthdays

Kenny Rogers, MLB – Born November 10th 1964 (age 47) in Savannah, Georgia

Shawn Green, MLB – Born November 10th 1972 (age 39) in Des Plaines, Illinois

Donte Stallworth, NFL – Born November 10th 1980 (age 31) in Sacramento, California

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