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Willie MaysHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1950-1973 MLB Years: 1951-1973
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-2843, 1B-83, SS-2, 3B-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie Howard Mays Jr.
Height5-11Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 6,1931 [86.291]PlaceWestfield,Alabama
High SchoolFairfield (Birmingham,AL)
MLB DebutMay 25,1951 [20.019]
OrganizationsSFN [15] NY1 [7] NYN [2] Awards22Awards Voting16-1839
TBC Player ID14947Retrosheet IDmaysw101MLBAM ID118495
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed86Power93Contact64XBH87RBIs84Runs78Hitting86Durability82Team.547Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1950TrentonInterstB--198130650108208455000000000.353.353.510.86315632306.344.157.157.3850.000.000.001.3176.5029.63
1951MinneapolisAmerAAA--20351493871183830000000000.477.477.7991.27611929149.447.322.322.5690.000.000.005.3718.6340.85
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny114.24of20121464591272252068745760210011.274.356.472.82821947524.279.198.328.37710.8811.451.053.8223.2037.01
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny124of213412717302442341161710002.236.326.409.7355210144.245.173.323.34111.1111.811.062.7831.7533.33
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny124of23151565119195331341110856657207012.345.411.6671.07837787640.325.322.444.47110.318.910.866.4113.7844.62
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny124of2415258012318518135112724479604071312.319.400.6591.05938282670.282.340.510.45011.798.960.767.6111.3744.32
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny124of251525781011712783684401068651032016.296.369.557.92632271650.281.261.431.39510.4610.000.965.5416.0641.52
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny124of2615258511219526203597381976621061514.333.407.6261.03336681668.324.293.455.43911.389.280.825.2416.7141.54
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of271526001212083311299631678561061211.347.419.5831.00235073685.344.236.408.43111.398.180.724.2320.6935.10
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of28151575125180435341042746558206911.313.381.583.96433582648.299.270.423.41310.038.950.895.2516.9145.56
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of29153595107190291229103251061704091115.319.381.555.93633070669.319.236.363.4049.1210.461.154.3320.5236.84
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of301545721291763234012318981772041514.308.393.584.97733475659.296.276.434.41712.2911.680.956.0714.3042.61
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of311626211301893654914118278854031119.304.384.615.99938290706.286.311.462.42711.0512.041.096.9412.6747.62
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of3215759611518732738103836683207515.314.380.582.96234777671.309.268.388.4179.8412.371.265.6615.6841.18
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of331575781211712194711119582721131311.296.383.607.99035177665.268.311.478.42412.3310.830.887.0712.3045.03
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of34157558118177213521129476710221611.317.398.6451.04336076638.286.328.473.44811.9111.130.938.1510.7342.94
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of3515255299159294371035170812141113.288.368.556.92430770629.279.268.402.39711.1312.881.165.8814.9244.03
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of36141486831282222270605192223712.263.334.453.78722046544.283.190.307.3509.3816.911.804.0422.0935.94
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of371484988414420523791266781206713.289.372.488.86024348573.303.199.345.38711.6914.141.214.0121.6533.33
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of3811740364114173135862497130478.283.362.437.79917633459.313.154.285.35810.6815.471.452.8331.0028.95
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of3913947894139152288350799030637.291.390.506.89624245566.303.215.391.39713.9615.901.144.9517.0732.37
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of-1b40136417821132451861233112123314118.271.425.482.90720147537.339.211.528.40720.8622.911.103.3523.1741.59
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24of4119498920033017501014.184.394.224.61811267.205.040.449.31025.377.460.290.000.0022.22
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn24of416919527529181915434313055.267.402.446.8488718242.306.179.379.38517.7717.771.003.3124.3834.62
1972Totals for NL-NL         88244356111182245604814069.250.400.402.8029820309.282.152.393.36919.4215.530.802.5930.5032.79
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn24of4266209244410062510274711107.211.303.344.6477216239.242.133.268.30111.3019.671.742.5134.8336.36
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8130650108208455000000000.353.353.510.86315632306.344.157.157.0000.000.000.001.3176.5029.63
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter29921088120623283523140660190333810314641526441391192251.302.384.557.9416066132312493.299.255.412.00011.7212.211.045.2816.4940.30
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter351493871183830000000000.477.477.7991.27611929149.447.322.322.0000.000.000.005.3718.6340.85
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter351493871183830000000000.477.477.7991.27611929149.447.322.322.0000.000.000.005.3718.6340.85
San Francisco Giants Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter2095757814802284376764591350215551032111531867139172.301.384.553.93741899118716.301.252.409.00011.8412.791.085.2716.5139.89
New York Giants Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter76228995319031286318750912143362321111234867.311.387.593.98017183783296.297.282.433.00010.989.740.895.6715.5041.86
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13540451961911444257090241512.238.352.394.74615934481.272.156.322.00014.5518.711.292.9128.8635.42
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625891121782883610318679832151014.302.384.557.94132872676.299.255.412.00011.7212.211.045.2816.4940.30
Average Minor - Per 162 games162690176329831437139000000000.477.477.7991.276551134690.447.322.322.0000.000.000.005.3718.6340.85

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny120OF121--3531292374365.9763.02------121100.077.1
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny121OF34--109612116115.9913.38------34100.022.1
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny123OF151--4481379468461.9853.05------151100.098.1
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny124OF152--4072388438430.9822.83------152100.098.7
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny125OF152--4151496438429.9792.82------152100.098.7
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny126OF150--4221495445436.9802.91------15298.797.4
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27OF151--4291792455446.9802.95------15299.398.1
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28OF147--353662365359.9842.44------15197.495.5
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29OF152--3921282412404.9812.66------15399.398.7
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30OF153--385783400392.9802.56------15499.499.4
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31OF161--429641439435.9912.70------16299.497.6
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32SS1---------------1570.60.6
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32OF157--397781412404.9812.57------157100.096.9
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn333B1---1--111.0001.00------1570.60.6
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33OF155--3701064386380.9842.45------15798.795.7
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33SS1---------------1570.60.6
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn331B1--61-1771.0007.00------1570.60.6
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34OF151--3371364356350.9832.32------15796.293.2
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35OF150--370872385378.9822.52------15298.793.2
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36OF134--27737-287280.9762.09------14195.082.7
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn371B1--9--1991.0009.00------1480.70.6
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37OF142--301772315308.9782.17------14895.987.7
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38OF108--19945-208203.9761.88------11792.366.7
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn381B1--6--1661.0006.00------1170.90.6
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn39OF129--269673282275.9752.13------13992.879.6
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn391B5--343-337371.0007.40------1393.63.1
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn401B48--384271143422411.9748.56------13635.329.6
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn40OF84--192261200194.9702.31------13661.851.9
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn41OF50-381109331115112.9742.240.29-----6972.532.1
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41OF14-11329---29291.0002.070.26-----1973.79.0
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn411B10-84752137877.9877.700.92-----6914.56.4
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn42OF45-33810321-106105.9912.330.31-----6668.228.0
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn421B17-121143439150147.9808.651.21-----6625.810.6
MLB Totals for OF - 22 season(s)-   OF2843-83270951951416074317290.9812.568.76-----28430.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B83-205657371561709694.9798.363.39-----830.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS2---------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny120---------121-
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny121---------34-
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny123---------151-
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny124---------152-
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny125---------152-
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny126---------150-
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27---------151-
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28---------147-
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29---------152-
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30---------153-
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31---------161-
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32----1----157-
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33--1-11---155-
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34---------151-
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35---------150-
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36---------134-
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37--1------142-
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38--1------108-
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn39--5------129-
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn40--48------84-
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn41--10------50-
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41---------14-
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn42--17------45-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1951New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB20622140001002200000.182.250.182.4324024.200.000.0918.338.331.000.000.000.00
1954New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB23414441003104100000.286.444.357.8015118.308.071.42922.225.560.250.000.0025.00
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB31728372001101500000.250.276.321.5979229.304.071.1433.4517.245.000.000.0028.57
1971San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB40415242013103300000.267.389.600.9899318.273.333.60016.6716.671.005.5615.0075.00
1973New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB4213110001000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1973New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB4237120001000100000.286.286.286.572207.333.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs518352014103300000.278.381.556.93710321.286.278.50014.2914.291.004.7618.0060.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs20719173006207900000.239.308.282.59020378.274.043.1698.9711.541.290.000.0017.65

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1974New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn43Assistant Coach1627191.43817.05Yogi Berra
1975New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn44Assistant Coach1628280.50610.54Yogi Berra,Roy McMillan
1976New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn45Assistant Coach1628676.53115.03Joe Frazier
1977New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Assistant Coach1626498.39537.06Joe Frazier,Joe Torre
1978New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Assistant Coach1626696.40724.06Joe Torre
1979New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Assistant Coach1626399.38935.06Joe Torre
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [22]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1951National League Rookie of the Year1
1954National League Most Valuable Player1
1957Major League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1958National League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... MLB Player of the Month (May) ... MLB Player of the Month (September)3
1959National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1960National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1961National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1962National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1963MLB Player of the Month (August) ... MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player ... National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)3
1964National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1965National League Most Valuable Player ... National League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... MLB Player of the Month (August)3
1966National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1967National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1968National League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player2
1971Roberto Clemente Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1972-05-11TradeTraded by Giants to Mets for Charlie Williams and Cash. 
1950-06-20ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.