San Francisco bids farewell to Candlestick Park

San Francisco bids farewell to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) --San Franciscans said goodbye to Candlestick Park Thursday night during the last performance before its implosion.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

MLB: Toronto 5, New York Yankees 2

TORONTO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey yielded just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings and Toronto scored three times in the sixth inning Monday in its 5-2 win over the New York Yankees.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 6, 2013.
By United Press International

MLB: Baltimore 9, Minnesota 5

BALTIMORE, April 5 (UPI) -- Chris Davis' eighth-inning grand slam home run Friday put him in baseball's history book and rallied the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-5 win over Minnesota.
San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The San Francisco Giants made an amazing playoff run to the 2012 World Series title in a year when Miguel Cabrera had an amazing season.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, New York Yankees 4

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- An RBI single by Desmond Jennings put Tampa Bay in front for good during a three-run fifth Friday and the Rays fought off the New York Yankees 6-4.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 6, 2012.
By United Press International
Grizzlies honor Mays, Wilkens, Reed

Grizzlies honor Mays, Wilkens, Reed

MEMPHIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies marked Martin Luther King Day by paying tribute to baseball's Willie Mays and basketball's Lenny Wilkens and Willis Reed.
Suzuki wins 10th consecutive Gold Glove

Suzuki wins 10th consecutive Gold Glove

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has won his 10th consecutive Gold Glove, it was announced Tuesday.

Clemente named to all-time defensive team

PITTSBURGH, June 18 (UPI) -- The late Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente is set to be honored Saturday as a member of the Rawlings Gold Glove All-Time baseball team.

Players help sought to save hall game

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A group of 30 Major League players has been recruited to help save Major League Baseball's annual hall of fame contest.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
By United Press International

MLB: Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 1

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder became the youngest player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in a season Tuesday as Milwaukee beat St. Louis 9-1.

MLB: Detroit 6, Seattle 1

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson, who already had 20 doubles and 20 triples this season, hit his 20th home run Friday night as the Detroit Tigers defeated Seattle, 6-1.
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Willie Mays
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays looks to the crowd from the stage before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931) is an American professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. Nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility. Many consider him to be the greatest all-around player of all time.

Mays won two MVP awards and tied Stan Musial's record with 24 appearances in the All-Star Game. He ended his career with 660 home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time. An outstanding center fielder, he won a record-tying twelve Gold Gloves starting the year the award was introduced six seasons into his career.

In 1999, Mays placed second on The Sporting News' List of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, making him the highest-ranking living player. Later that year, he was also elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Mays is one of five NL players to have eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons, along with Mel Ott, Sammy Sosa, Chipper Jones and Albert Pujols. Mays hit 50 or more home runs in both 1955 and 1965. This time span represents the longest stretch between 50 plus home run seasons for any player in Major League Baseball history.

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