Baseball player. Born– May 6, 1931, Westfield, Ala. Parents– William Howard and Ann Mays. Married– Mae Louise Allen, November 27, 1971. Children– One. Education– Fairfield High School. Employed by Birmingham Black Barons Baseball Team, 1948-1950; New York Giants Baseball, Trenton, N.J., 1950-1951, Minneapolis, 1951, New York; San Francisco Giants, 1951-1972; New York Mets, 1972-1973; U.S. Army, 1952-1954. Honors– National League’s Most Valuable Player, 1954, 1965; Baseball’s Player of the Year in 1954 and Player of the Decade, 1970; Hickok Belt, 1954; Male Athlete of the Year, Associated Press, 1954.
Who’s Who in America, 1978.
Say Hey; the Autobiography of Willie Mays. New York; Simon and Shuster, 1988.
Born to Play Ball. New York; Putnam, 1955.
Danger in Center Field. Larchmont, N.Y.; Argonaut Books, 1963.
My Secrets of Playing Baseball. New York; Viking, 1967.
Willie Mays; My Life in and Out of Baseball. New York; Dutton, 1966.