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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

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    Greatest CF of all-time. With Mays passing, it raises an interesting question- who is now the greatest living ballplayer? Johnny Bench?
    Barry Bonds and it's not even close

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Here's a thread from the past about Willie Mays

    https://www.redszone.com/forums/show...AY-Willie-Mays

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Outside the Reds my favorite players were Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays. Mays was no doubt the best player I ever saw play. RIP to a legend.

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    Former MLB Players Heartbroken Over Death Of
    Willie Mays
    Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who grew up in Brooklyn as a Giants fan, talked about being in awe of his athleticism and the joy he played the game with, while still in disbelief at some of his accomplishments.

    “I grew up idolizing Willie, and little did I know that nine years later I’d be catching when he was hitting,’’ Torre said.

    “He was special. Willie, when he got into the batters’ box, he didn’t want to know much. I mean, he was cordial, he would always answer your question and talk, but you couldn’t distract him for what he was there to do.’’

    But, oh, Torre tried. When Torre was catching for Milwaukee and playing against the Giants, he engaged Mays in conversation and asked a question.

    “So, as he’s answering the question,’’ Torre said, “he hit the ball out of the ballpark. And then, before he left home plate to go around the bases, he said to me, 'So I’ll finish the answer when I get back.'

    “I mean, you can’t make this stuff up.’’
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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix2 View Post
    Greatest CF of all-time. With Mays passing, it raises an interesting question- who is now the greatest living ballplayer? Johnny Bench?
    Bonds, Maddux, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens...these are probably the names at the top of the list
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Oldest living HOFer is Luis Aparicio at 90. Sandy Koufax is next at 88.

    You could round and round with who the greatest living player. Plenty to choose from. Bench, Carl Yaz, Koufax and quite a few others are in the running. No real clear cut favorite IMO like Mays was.



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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    From Wikipedia. Pretty incredible.

    Career highlights and awards
    24× All-Star (1954–1973)
    World Series champion (1954)
    2× NL MVP (1954, 1965)
    NL Rookie of the Year (1951)
    12× Gold Glove Award (1957–1968)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1971)
    NL batting champion (1954)
    4× NL home run leader (1955, 1962, 1964, 1965)
    4× NL stolen base leader (1956–1959)
    Hit 4 home runs in one game on April 30, 1961
    San Francisco Giants No. 24 retired
    New York Mets No. 24 retired
    San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
    Major League Baseball All-Century Team
    Major League Baseball All-Time Team
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    Who is now the greatest living MLB player? Cases for Barry Bonds, Mike Schmidt, Roger Clemens and more

    Earlier this week, the baseball world lost one of our heroes in Willie Mays. He lived 93 incredible years and left it all on the field. Given that he has a great case as the best baseball player of all time, Mays has carried the unofficial title of "greatest living player" f

    Who takes the mantle now?

    Well, the short answer is this was a hell of a lot easier question these last few years with Mays alive. Especially once Aaron passed, Mays was the easy and obvious answer. Now, it isn't so easy.

    I've narrowed the field to 12 and I'll list them alphabetically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrojo View Post
    Best player anybody saw play. Had all five tools as no one before or since.
    Willie could hit a double and when he came back to the dugout he would have already decoded all catcher's signs used with men on base. He would often position his outfielders when they were in the wrong places. He changed his swing to be more a gap hitter in Candlestick Park.

    Willie Mays had a sixth tool- the best baseball acumen of his time.
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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Willie could hit a double and when he came back to the dugout he would have already decoded all catcher's signs used with men on base. He would often position his outfielders when they were in the wrong places. He changed his swing to be more a gap hitter in Candlestick Park.

    Willie Mays had a sixth tool- the best baseball acumen of his time.
    When the Stick opened they had an open CF that faced the Bay, the wind is wicked there, probably cost him numerous HR's and yes, going gap there was a good choice

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    So the game at Rickwood Field is blacked out on mlb.tv. It's only on FOX. I really wish they'd stop trying to make broadcast TV a thing again. That business model is going the way of the dodo. Let it go.
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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    So the game at Rickwood Field is blacked out on mlb.tv. It's only on FOX. I really wish they'd stop trying to make broadcast TV a thing again. That business model is going the way of the dodo. Let it go.
    I just watched the game was rooting for SF to beat STL in honor of Willie

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    Re: Willie Mays - R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Willie could hit a double and when he came back to the dugout he would have already decoded all catcher's signs used with men on base. He would often position his outfielders when they were in the wrong places. He changed his swing to be more a gap hitter in Candlestick Park.

    Willie Mays had a sixth tool- the best baseball acumen of his time.
    Reggie Jackson was in the booth at the Rickwood game tonight and said almost the exact same thing. He said Mays had a 6th tool: baseball instincts.

    At first, I thought you’d stolen the line from Reggie but then I saw you posted before the game started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Reggie Jackson was in the booth at the Rickwood game tonight and said almost the exact same thing. He said Mays had a 6th tool: baseball instincts.

    At first, I thought you’d stolen the line from Reggie but then I saw you posted before the game started.
    You're not stating the obvious, that Reggie Jackson was quoting me.
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