Sat, 21 Apr 2012 01:40:32 -0700
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval's 13-game hit streak matches Rich Aurilia and Ken Henderson for the second-longest to start the season in San Francisco history. Willie Mays set the record of 16 games in 1960.
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:15:01 -0700
Hall of Fame OF Willie Mays missed throwing out the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 28, with five other Giants Hall of Famers due to an illness, The Associated Press reports.
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:16:32 -0800
The Seattle Times' Larry Stone reports Seattle Mariners team president Chuck Armstrong called Hall of Fame OF Willie Mays to help convince OF Ken Griffey Jr. to sign with Seattle.
Sat, 24 Nov 2007 23:43:25 -0800
Murray Chass, of The New York Times, reports 3B Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) and the New York Yankees have agreed in principle to a marketing deal that would reward Rodriguez for each time he reaches a career home run milestone in a Yankee uniform. As a portion of the Yankees' current contract offer, Rodriguez would receive $6 million when he matches the career home run totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and free agent OF Barry Bonds (762), and for when he tops Bonds. The office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the players union reportedly approved the deal, which was believed to be an important piece of New York's offer. With the milestones, Rodriguez could potentially make a total salary of $305 million over 10 years under the Yankees' current proposal.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:55:55 -0700
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports winners were announced for the Rawlings Gold Glove's all-time team on Aug. 22, and the winning lineup included San Diego Padres SP Greg Maddux, C Johnny Bench, 1B Wes Parker, 2B Joe Morgan, SS Ozzie Smith, 3B Brooks Robinson and OF Ken Griffey Jr. (still with the Cincinnati Reds), OF Roberto Clemente and OF Willie Mays.
Sat, 17 Mar 2007 05:36:24 -0700
Former San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle reporter Charles A. Einstein, who became a noted baseball historian, and collaborated with Willie Mays on a pair of books, has died at the age of 80. Einstein died Wednesday, March 7, in Michigan City, Ind., according to the Associated Press. He wrote or edited more than 35 books, including four volumes of the "Fireside Book of Baseball." Einstein worked with Mays on the books "Born to Play Ball" and "My Life In and Out of Baseball," and also wrote a television documentary on his life. KFFL sends our condolences to friends and relatives.
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:36:44 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds is expected to be involved in the 2007 All-Star Game's festivities, even if he is not a member of the National League roster, according to the Associated Press. Willie Mays, Bonds' godfather, will likely be honored during the game, which will take place in San Francisco in July.
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:38:08 -0700
Bill Ladson, of Washington.Nationals.MLB.com, reports Washington Nationals LF Alfonso Soriano joined an elite club when he recorded his 20th assist of the season. Soriano joins Jesse Barfield, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Chuck Klein, Mel Ott and Babe Ruth as the only outfielders to record a 40 home run, 20 outfield-assist season.
Mon, 28 Mar 2005 15:59:13 -0800
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Braves OF Andruw Jones hit his ninth and 10th homers of the spring Monday. He credits a tip from former MLB OF Willie Mays to go back to a previous batting stance. Jones spent time in the offseason watching film of when he played in the minor leagues. He noticed that his feet were closer together in the batter's box now. Mays told Jones to widen his base, which allows him to stay back on the ball and cover more of the plate with his swing.
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 02:02:45 -0700
The Associated Press's David Ginsburg reports San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds hit his 676th career homer Sunday, June 13, in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was his 500th with San Francisco, making the Giants the first franchise to have three players hit 500 home runs with the club. Willie Mays had 646 and Mel Ott hit 616.