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Mets retire Willie Mays’ No. 24 as Old-Timers’ Day returns
"It was a promise that went unfulfilled for nearly 50 years but on Saturday that all changed in a surprise move during old timers day the mets retired baseball great Willie Mays is number 24 fulfilling a promise that late Metz owner Joe and payson had made to the say hey kid in 1972 Maize did not make the trip to queens but his son Michael said that it was his close relationship with payson that made his time with the mets so special Her promises to him more important so a coming foolish like this is you know it's just something undone is done all the time coming Maze played for the mets from 1972 to 1973 Krishna Arnold New York
MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards
"In nineteen fifty one New York Yankees catcher yogi Berra was the American league's Most Valuable Player fellow catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the NL MVP and New York Giants outfielder Willie Mays was a National League rookie of the year that was a year tops got the license to make baseball cards for the major leagues those decades of kids trying to chew that hard stick a bubble gum while flipping through the cards are nor in all the who is he to get to the Reggie Jackson's George Brett's or Barry Bonds are coming to an end the company yet to be named as being formed by the sports merchandising company fanatics it will become the exclusive licensee for baseball cards once the current deals with the MLB and players union expire I'm timid wire
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Was five thousand dollars for turning or upon returning a sports writer joked half the fine was for leaving and half was for returning. Things did not improve as the season began in may spend time on the disabled list early in the year and left the park before the game when he found out barra had not put his name in the starting lineup. His speed and power farm in the outfield assets throughout his career were diminished by nineteen seventy-three. And he only made one all. He only made the all star team because of special intervention by president chub feeney however the mets won the east and on august seventeenth nineteen seventy-three. Mays hit his final six hundred sixtieth home run against reds don. Gullit having considered retirement all year maze finally told the mets officially on september nine thousand nine hundred seventy three would be his last season. He made the announcement to the public on september twentieth. Quote i thought it'd be crying by now. He told reporters and mets executives at a press conference that day quote. But i see so many people here my friends. I can't baseball and me. We had what you might call a love affair. Five days later the mets honored him on willie mays night proclaiming proclaimed by new york city mayor john lindsay where he thanked new york fans and said goodbye to baseball and sixty. Six games amaze batted a career. Low two eleven with six home runs and against the reds and the maze helped restore order a game in game. Three after mets fans began throwing trash at. Pete rose following a brawl. Rose had started game. Five was the was only played. Excuse me game. Five was the only one mets mays played. He had a pinch hit. Rbi single as the mets won. Seventy two clinching. A trip to the nineteen seventy three world series against the oakland athletics. A shoulder injury to rusty stop prompted the mets to shift on andrei field and start mazing centerfield to start the series. He stumbled four times in the first two games including fielding aaron game to that allowed the athletics to tie the game enforce extra innings maze last career. Hey came later in the seven in the same game. Rbi single against rollie fingers that snapped a seven seven tie in the twelfth inning of ten seven victory. his final at bat came in game three where he pinch hit for tug mcgraw and grounded out into a force play. The mets would lose the series and seven games. But this is really right here. Why i wanted to talk about willie. Mays because as you guys all know and i know that this segment is about over but as you all know. I promised all-star content. But guess. What willie mays made twenty four appearances on all star game in all star games. That is tied for stan. Musial for second all time. Only behind hank aaron for twenty five home runs he. Stroh he quote strove for all star glory according to her taking the game seriously in his desire to support. Nfl teams and his first all star game in nineteen fifty nine. Mays hit a game winning. Triple against whitey ford bob. Stevens of the san francisco chronicle wrote that quote harvey kyun gave it an honest pursuit but the only center fielder in baseball. Who could have caught it hit. He scored the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning. And his first all star game in sixty one on a clemente single and a five to four win for the nfl. At cleveland stadium in sixty three all-star game he made the finest catch snagging hit snagging his foot under a wire fence in center field as he grasped along fly ball hit by joe pepe tone that might have given the ale the lead the no one five to three and maize was named to an nl the all star game mvp actually with the off home run against mitt. Milt papas in the nineteen sixty five. All star game may set a record for most hits and all star games with twenty one. Maze led off the nineteen sixty eight all star game with a single move to second on an error advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the only run of the game when mccovey hit into a double play for his contributions maze. One an the all star. Mvp award for his second time. He individually holds the records for most at bats with seventy five hits with twenty three runs scored with twenty and stolen bases six by an all-star additionally he is tied with stan museum for most extra-base hits with eight and total bases with forty. He is tied with brooks robinson for most triples with three all star game history and in appreciation of his all star records. Ted williams said they invented the all star game for willie mays so that is just a little bit on the say. Hey kid i'm sure. I could go into a lot more detail about him But if you are interested let me know Hemi up at gmc underscore baseball. Let us know what you guys think. We'll be right back with the next segment of the gsm see.
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Birthday. The pounds represented every homerun maize maize had hit in his career after sharing some of it with his teammates may sent the rest of the cake to the texas children's hospital. He played one hundred forty eight games and upped his batting average to two eighty. Nine accumulating eighty four runs one hundred and forty four heads. Twenty three home runs and seventy nine. Rbi's in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine. The new giants manager clyde king move maze to lead off position in the batting line-up because maze was hitting fewer home runs maze privately shaved after the move. Complaining compare later comparing it to quote. Oj simpson blocking fullback. He injured his knee in a collision. With catcher ray huntley on july twenty ninth forcing him to miss several games on september. Twenty second he has six hundred home runs saying later that winning the winning the game was more important to me than individual achievements in one hundred seventeen games. He hit two to eighty three with thirteen home. Runs and fifty eight. Rbi's the sporting news named as the nineteen sixties player of the decade in january of nineteen seventy and in an april game as collided with bobby bonds while reaching his glove over the over the wall but made the catch to rob bobby tolan of a home run. Maze picked up his three thousand. Hit against the montreal. Expos on july eighteenth quote. I don't feel excitement about this now. He told reporters afterwards quote. The main thing i wanted to do was help. Gaylord perry when the game and one hundred and thirty nine games. May's bad to ninety-one with ninety. Four runs scored twenty eight home runs and eighty three. Rbi's he scheduled his days off his days off. That season to avoid facing strikeout pitchers such as bob gibson or tom seaver. Later years with the giants was nineteen seventy-one nineteen seventy-two and. I mean he still had a little bit left in the tank. Through around this time though centerfield remained his primary position in seventy one as played forty eight games at first base. He got off to a fast. Start in seventy one. The year return forty against the mets on may thirty first he hit a game tying eight home run saved multiple runs with his defense at first base and performed a strategic base running maneuver with one out in the eleventh running slowly from second to third base to draw throw from tim foli and allow al gallagher to reach for safely evading. These tag on the return throw to third. Mays scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly. He had fifteen home runs at ninety average at the all-star break but faded down the stretch only hitting three home runs and batting two forty one for the rest of the year. The reason he hit so few home runs was that maze walked one hundred twelve times thirty more than he had at any point in his career. This was partly because willie mccovey. Who often batted behind. Mays in the lineup. Miss several games with injuries causing pitchers to carefully pitch tomase so they can concentrate on getting less skilled haters out. Subsequently maze led the league in on base percentage with four twenty five for only the second time though his one hundred and twenty three career strikeouts where a career high he to seventy. One stole twenty three bases. The giants won the nfl west in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy one and maize return to the playoffs for the first time since one thousand nine hundred sixty to the championship series against the pirates maze had a home run and three. Rbi's in the first two games and game three. May's attempted an unsuccessful sacrifice. Bunt in the in a one. One tie in the six with no outs and tito fuentes. On second base a move that surprised reporters covering the game. The giants lost two to one quote. I was thinking of the best way to get the run in. May's explain the bunt pointing out that mccovey in bonds were do up next. The giants lost the series and four after that season. Mays was honored as the the winner of the inaugural roberto clemente award known. As at the time as the commissioner's award maze. Got off to a tour to torius start to the nineteen seventy two season batting one. Eight four through the first nineteen games before the season began. He had asked stoneham for a ten year contract with the giants organization intending to serve it in an off the field capacity with them once his playing career was over. The giants organization was having financial troubles and maize had settled had to settle for a two year three hundred thirty thousand dollar contract. Maze squabbled with manager. Charlie fox leaving the stadium before the start of a double header on april thirtieth without telling him and on may fifth traded to the new york. Mets for pitcher. Charlie williams and an undisclosed amount rumored to be one hundred thousand dollars. The mets agreed to keep a salary at one hundred sixty five thousand dollars for the year for nineteen seventy to nineteen seventy-three promising to pay maze. Fifty thousand dollars a year for ten years. After he retired maze had remained popular in new york and owner. John payson had long wanted to bring him back to his major-league roots and his mets debut against the giants on may fourteenth maze. Put new new york ahead to stay with a fifth inning. Home run receiving static applause from fans at shea stadium. Mays appeared in eight games. For the mets and seventy two batting two fifty and two hundred forty four at-bats with eight home runs in one thousand nine hundred one thousand nine hundred. Seventy three made showed up a day late spring training and then left in the middle of it without notifying manager. Yogi berra beforehand. He was five thousand dollars for turning or upon returning a sports writer joked half the fine was for leaving and half was for returning. Things did not improve.
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"With seventy eight and on base percentage of a three eighty four and a slugging percentage of six thirteen. He finished second. Mvp voting to maury wills who broke ty cobb's record for stolen bases in a season. On september thirtieth mays hit a game winning home run in the giants file regularly scheduled game of the year forcing the team to tie for the for tata. I i for first place with the los angeles dodgers the giants faced the dodgers a three game playoff series with the giants trailing forty two. And that's the ninth of games three maze hidden. Rbi single eventually scoring as the giants took a six two. Four lead in with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Lee walls hit a fly ball to center field which maze caught the final out and the giants advanced the world series against the yankees in game. One of the world series. A six two loss to new york maze recorded three hits. he would merely to fifty in the series overall. The the series went all the way to game seven in which the yankees lead one to nothing in the bottom of the ninth. Mattie allu- lead off the inning with abundant single but was the first but was still at. I two hours later when mays came up with the giants. One out from elimination. Benny as ralph terry. He hit a ball into the field corner. That might have been deep enough to score a lou but the giants third base coach. Whitey lockman opted to hold a louis third the next batter. Mccovey helen drive. That was calmed by bobby. Richardson and the yankees won the deciding game. One to nothing. It was meza's last world series appearance as a giant and maize revealed the fat in the fact that he had actually finally won the support of the san francisco fans quote. It only took them five years and quote he later said from nineteen sixty three to nineteen sixty four but before the nineteen sixty three season may sign a contract..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Four th and a stolen base and five in a five three victory over the cincinnati reds and on september fifteenth. No record with three triples in in an eleven inning. Eight to six win over the phillies. Go i don't like to talk about. Nineteen sixty may said after the final game of the season was the giants preseason favorites for the pennant finished fifth out of an eighth and l. teens. For only the second time in three years he had hit twenty nine home runs but led the nfl with one hundred ninety hits and drove in one hundred three runs batting three nineteen and stealing twenty five bases alvin. Dark was hired to manage the giants before the start of the nineteen sixty one season and improving the giants to third place. Maze had one of his best games. On april thirtieth nineteen sixty-one hitting four home runs and driving in eight runs against the milwaukee braves at county stadium. According to maes he had been unsure if you would even play because of food poisoning. Each of his home runs traveled over. Four hundred feet while mansell. Well mansell and mary's pursued babe ruth single season home run record in the. Al may an orlando cepeda battled for the homeland. Lead in the nfl maze. Trailed cepeda by two home runs at the end of august. Thirty four as opposed to thirty six but cepeda out hit him ten to six and september to finish with forty six while maze finished with forty meza led the league with one hundred twenty nine runs and batted in a three o. Eight with one hundred twenty nine. Rbi are eight so we're going to take a short break here. And then after that. We're going to finish with the rest of the career of willie mays the say. Hey kid will be right back. Everybody tired.
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Desire for new ballpark prompted the giants to move to san francisco following the nineteen. Fifty seven season in the final giants. Home game at the polo grounds september. Twenty ninth in nineteen fifty seven fans gave as a standing ovation in the middle of his final at bat after pirates pitcher bob fraught friend had already thrown a pitch to him quote. I do not recall hearing another ovation. Given a man after a pitch has started after pitra started to work on amazed by biographer. Arnold hano wrote but now the move to san francisco for nineteen fifty eight to nineteen sixty one in fifty eight ringing wanted maze to challenge babar's record of sixty home runs in a season consequence. Consequently really did not play as as much in the spring training hoping to use his best hitter every day of the regular season as he had in nineteen fifty four mays vied for the bat batting title until the final game of the season moved to the leadoff by the last day to increase his at bats. Mace collected three hits in a game to finish with a career. High three forty seven. But philadelphia's richie ashburn batted three fifty in mays. Mays share the inaugural and l. player. The month award was stan musial and may betting four zero five with twelve. Home runs and twenty nine. Rbi he won a second award in september with a four thirty. Four average. Four home runs in eighteen. Rbi's he played in all but two games hitting only twenty nine home runs. Horace stoneham hand. The giants manager made as the highest played painter in baseball. With the seventy five thousand dollar contract in nineteen fifty. Nine maze had his first series injury in nineteen fifty nine a collision with sammy white and spring training that resulted in thirty five stitches in his leg but he was ready by the start of the season against the reds in august maze broke his finger but kevin a secret preventing opposing pitchers from targeting and september of nineteen fifty-nine. The giants led the pennant race by two games with only eight games left to play but a sweet by the dodgers began a stretch of six losses in those final games. Dooming them to a third place finish. Maze had hit. May's head hits in three out of ten at bats in the dodgers series but some san francisco fans still booed him and nineteen fifty nine. Mays bad at three thirteen with thirty four home runs and a hundred and thirteen rb is leading the stolt megan stolen bases for the fourth year in a row. After spending the first two years in san francisco at seals. Stadium the giants move to the new candlestick park in nineteen sixty initially. The stadium was expected to be conducive to home runs but unpredictable winds affected maze as power and only hit twelve home runs at home in nineteen sixty..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Going on everybody and welcome into this segment of lee. Gmc baseball podcast. Now i'm your host for this segment. Patrick kenny and the rest of this episode in this segment. We're talking about the say. Hey kid willie mays. Now willie mays hayes from the movie major league. No i'm actually talking about the real willie. Mays willie howard maze. Junior you was born on may sixth nineteen thirty one. In westfield alabama a primarily black company town near fairfield alabama. His father cat was very talented baseball player with the with the black team at the local iron plant. Any salt white. His mother was a gifted high school basketball and track star. His parents never married but separated. Would mays was three. His father raised him and two girls. Sarah and ernestine cat. Mays worked as a railway and leader at the steel mills. In westfield he exposed will to baseball at an early age playing catch with him at five and allowing him to sit on the bench with his birmingham. Industrial league team at ten. His favorite baseball player growing up was jodi. Maggio other favorites. Were ted williams and stan musial willie. Mays played several sports at fairfield industrial high school on the basketball team. He led all players at all black high schools in jefferson county and scoring and maize also played quarterback fullback and punter for the football team though he turned eighteen in nineteen forty nine mazed dedom- graduate fairfield until nineteen fifty and which journalist allen barra calls quote a minor mystery in willie's life and quote so willie mays professional baseball career actually began when he was Seventeen eighteen nineteen forty nine hundred forty eight when he briefly played during the summer for the chattanooga choo choose a negro minor league team later that year. Maze join at the birmingham. Black barons of the negro league managed by piper davis. A teammate amazes father on the industrial team when fairfield industrial principle or principle e. j. oliver threatened to suspend maze for playing for playing professional ball davis and may's father worked out an agreement. Maze would only play home games for the black barons in return. He could still play high school. Football maze help Birmingham advanced to the nineteen forty eight negro world series which they lost four two one to the homestead grays. He hit two sixty two for the season and stood out because of his excellent fielding and base running several major league baseball teams were interested in signing maze. But they had to wait until he graduated high school to offer him a contract. The boston braves and the brooklyn dodgers both scattered him. But the new york giants scout eighty montague was the one who signed him to a four thousand. Dollar contract may spend the rest of the nineteen fifty year with class. B trenton giants of the interstate league batting three fifty three and he was promoted to class. Triple a minneapolis. Millers of the american association in nineteen fifty one. He hit four seventy seven and thirty five games. Playing excellent defense. Maze was then called up by the giants on may twenty fourth nineteen fifty one and initially maze was reluctant reluctant to accept the promotion because he did not believe he was ready to phase major league pitchers and a stunned giants manager. Leo duscher called may's directly and said quote quick costing the ballclub money with long distance. Phone calls and join the team and quo so that brings us to his major league career where we find out more about this amazing one of the most amazing players in history so he was a rookie or in music in nineteen fifty one and the giants hoped maze would help them defensively in center field as well as offensively. Because the polo grounds featured a very unusual horseshoe shape which with a relatively short left field at just to two hundred eighty feet and a relatively short right field at two fifty eight but in a deep as part of the ballpark was centerfield with a four hundred eighty three foot fence and while willie mays appeared in his first major league game on may twenty fifth against the philadelphia phillies at shy park batting third. He had no hits in his first. Twelve at bats in the bigs but on may thirteenth mates or excuse me but in his thirteenth on may twenty eighth. He hit a home. Run off. Warren sapp over left field over the fuel roof. Actually on the polo grounds maze would go hitless in his next twelve at bats and do shower dropped him to eight in the batting order on june. Second suggesting that may start trying to pull the ball and just make contact mazer spotted with four hits over the next two games on june second and third and by the end of the monty had pushed his batting average to over three hundred he would close. He would back close to two ninety for the rest of the season although his to seventy four average sixty eight. Rbi's in twenty home runs and one hundred. Twenty one games would rank the lowest totals of his career. He still won the national league rookie of the year award and on august eleventh. The giants found themselves. Thirteen and a half games. Back of the dodgers from the l. Pennant race and brooklyn manager charlie dressing triumphantly predicted. The giants is dead in quotes. Actually however the giants went forty in eighteen in the season's final fifty eight games winning their last seven of the year to finish the regular season tied with the dodgers during the pennant race amazes fuelling and strong throwing arm. Were instrumental in several important giants. Victories and maize was on deck. The in the on-deck circle on october. Third when bobby thompson hit a three run homer to win the to win the three-game nl tiebreaker series. Two to one the giants met the new york. Yankees and mazes boyhood favorite joe dimaggio and the nineteen fifty one world series in which the giants lost in six games and game one mays hank thompson and monte irving grow compromised comprises the first all african american outfield in major league. History maze it poorly well. The giants lost the series for the two and in game five heat con hit a consequential fly ball which which dimaggio and yankee rookie mickey mantle pursued as the maggio called mantle off..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"If you are a leads art van you might understand that reference A quarterback used to do that in the nfl few back a few years ago. But so we're gonna in today's episode in the first segment. I'm going to be going over some news so Some news about the college world series. We'll talk a little bit about that. We'll talk a little bit about Trevor bauer some allegations of come out against him And then we will talk about a and then we will talk about standings and then once we finish this segment wants the twenty minute. Mark is up in this segment. We will talk about willie mays and who he was as a player everything. He went through as a player or at least A lot of his accomplishments on the field as a player. And then we will talk about that in the second and third segments and then we will finish the standings updates here in the in the fourth segment so trevor. Bauer is facing some assault charges. So dodgers pitcher trevor. Bauer is under investigation following assault claims from a woman who claims the pitcher got physical with her during their most recent encounter now upon learning of the allegations. The dodgers released the following statement on tuesday quote. The dodgers were made aware of the allegations against trevor. Bauer late. this afternoon in immediately contacted major league baseball which will be handling this matter. The dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously but will have no further comment at this time. Tmz did report on tuesday that the pasadena police department is looking into the matter and the alleged victim was granted temporary. Restraining order at a temporary restraining order earlier in los angeles bowers attorney. John federov said in a statement to espn's jeff passan's that bowers at bauer and the women had a consensual sexual relationship quote. Her basis for filling a protection order is non-existent fraudulent and deliberately amidst ski facts information and her own relevant communications fed off added any allegations that pair that the payers encounters were not one hundred percent. Consensual are baseless defamatory. And we'll be refuted to the fullest extent of the law. The alad the alleged victims attorney. Marc garrick told. Tmz that his client quote sought and obtained an order from protection from the court against mr trevor bauer under the domestic violence protection. Act quote our goal is to keep mr bower from can contacting our client in any way possible the alleged victims attorney mark. Garrett gerlach told. Tmz pope we anticipate. There will be eight will be criminal action against mr bower and it is our hope. Law enforcement will take our clients allegations in case seriously. Bauer is the reigning. Ns cy young award winner recently. Signed a three year hundred million dollar deal over the off season. The right hander has been one of the best pitchers in the national league again. This year posting a two fifty nine. Era through his seventeen starts so We will keep you updated. I'm sure On different podcasts as information is released through journal like through like baseball journalists but obviously baseball herb journalists typically when things are like this and they are court they try their best to let the actual facts come out. That's why in football right now. You don't hear that much about the shawn watson because there it's an act of court case so a lot of things aren't really being reported necessarily until something new happens so i'm sure in a couple of weeks once Things are filed motions are set. Then we will hear more about the trevor bauer situation. But for now we'll talk about mississippi state forcing the college world series to to a decisive third game. The twenty twenty one college baseball season is definitely headed into its climax and after dropping game won the college world series finals mississippi state bounceback emphatically on tuesday night routing vanderbilt thirt- rounding vanderbilt thirteen to to descend the best of three game series to a decisive. Last game the bulldogs jumped out to a one to nothing lead in game one only to see vanderbilt respond with seven-run bottom the first inning on tuesday as the home team mississippi state exited the first with a one advantage against the commodores starter christian little and after seeing vanderbilt tie game. In the second the bulldogs took control. Mississippi state chased little with a four run third highlighted by two. Run single from scotty durably. Excuse me scotty. Dub rule and continued away from their. The bulldogs added a a run in the fifth. When tanner alan and it'll be dot number one. Thirty seven draft prospect led off a walk in scored four batters later on a fielder's choice ball to short off the bat of double allen factored into his teams to run fifth as well singling with two outs and scoring the second run of the frame on an rbi base. Hit to left center by luke hancock. Already leading eight to one the bulldogs put the game out of reach with a five run. Bottom of the seventh sparked by alan reaching on a leadoff hit by pitch by by the end of the frame ten mississippi state batters had gone to play with four. Reach as walks or hit batsman stored stop lane foresee forced thi- dealt the biggest blow of the inning with a two-out two run single up the middle every starter in mississippi state lineup had at least one hit in the night and forci led the way there with three doubles four. Rbi's where game-high and on the mound the bulldogs needed to use. Only two pitchers houston harding. Allowed only a run on two hits over four innings in his start in preston johnson with the rest of the way striking out seven and giving up just one run on two hits in five innings of relief work if mississippi state is gonna continue to ride the momentum in in win in game three it will have to come through kumar rocker. Who will be pitching on short rest but has been lights out in elimination games. His college career during his collegiate career rocker has had a perfect. Three zero and three starts in elimination games with an eight. A point eight four. Era forty one strikeouts in twenty one and a third innings. So i am very very very very very excited for this college world series. Fine finale to So watch this game. It has so many so so so so many prospects. That could be drafted and i it is. It is going to be tonight. June thirtieth on at seven pm eastern on espn two Or actually use me. Excuse me that was the elimination game from The from a couple of days ago. But so i am recording this on june thirtieth in the morning it will game games three..
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Jerry paid the second played really well, and I would like to get him back. I thought he was giving the word is really big minutes. They're gonna need to fill that 14 spot on the roster sometime soon, by the way. Marcus Thompson reporting yesterday he was hearing rumors about a return from Jordan Bell. And maybe that is the move. Maybe you do need another big man and somebody you trust who can step in and knows maybe a little bit. How to play alongside Steph Curry and Draymond and guys who are familiar with Steve Kerr system. So anyway, that's that's when the we may be paying attention to in the next couple of days. But how about this last 11 More on Willie Mays here? Just celebration continues. Tonight's the night You'll get a whole bunch of video tributes and Fun night to celebrate Willie Mays. 90th birthday. How about we get a win tonight about 20 disco comes out and spend a gym old school for the giant. Let's go. Another nine. Tony, what do you think? Let's go nine for Willie on his 90th birthday. I'd be sweet anyway. How about Tess? Steve Kerr? Steph Curry, wishing Willie Mays a happy birthday, Steve curiousity was compared him to step for saying he like He was like Steph before Steph and I know we like to look at the basically He was staying with the exuberance of the joy with which he played, and I think that's absolutely true. Here's both Steph Curry and Steve Kerr, wishing a happy birthday to Willie Mays. Happy. 90th birthday. Really Maze. What a special special milestone on a great opportunity. Continue Give your flowers and to celebrate. You know your work on and off the field. You are an icon. You're a legend. You pave the way for so many to come after you on we celebration to the fullest My man Happy 90th birthday from the Curry family, the Warriors, the whole Bay area, All of you guys see the logo behind me. I wanna wish Willie Mays a happy 90th birthday on behalf of the Warriors. Just a very a legend and somebody When I think of Willie Mays, I think of Steph Curry, and I think there was a palpable joy to Willie's game. For the Giants that affected so many people in it. It's so much like Steph, there's just a joy and energy about About staff and really, that dumb transcends sports, and not so Out there really happy birthday from all of us, a palpable joy with which they play and you know to say somebody transcend sports. Today is tough, you know, and again, we've done the whole thing like you know what players big If if my mom knows who they are, and obviously Steph Curry's transcended that right, You could say he's bigger than the game of basketball because people who don't watch basketball know who we use, even if basketball is the foundation of how he became who he is, but the same could be said about Willie Mays Being that he was a superstar. And, you know, Mickey Mantle obviously fell into that category and playing in New York and being That Hank Aaron was not in one of those major cities was playing in Milwaukee didn't get maybe the same type of love or shine. The Willie Mays. Willie also played with a hell of a flare and Steve Kerr recognizing that there Steph Curry recognizing it there just just pretty cool, very cool that they got to do that. One text came in a minute just made me laugh out loud What we were talking about the Warriors roster next year and maybe into this postseason of this play in tournament 831 sex and simply says I forgot. They had Wiseman. Yeah, man. So did I. And, dude, I'm wondering. I saw somebody tweet this yesterday had the Warriors taking the melon ball? Have they taken Lamell? A ball? What? One of the prospects of the mellow and Steph and Klay Thompson next year about that. How soon is Lamelas going to compete for an M V p next season? Seriously like in the next two years of this kind of VP candidate Definitely some to keep an eye on his return was gonna be a lot of fun here is they try to make a push into the postseason anyway. On the other side will make the connection with Murphy Mac will get rolling KNBR, one of 45 and six eighties the sports leader Go through your morning.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"If you want to wrap up this season with a whole bunch of winds at home march your way into the postseason and into that little play in tournament might be nice if the workers could get up to the eight or the seven and stay there. Have to play fewer games before they lock in one of those seven or eight seeds. All stuff we can talk about, as the leadoff spot continues. Those are your half past headlines. It's the break of dawn and the leadoff spot with Adam Copeland continues here in on FM KNBR 1045 and is always on 6 80 A M. These sports leader. Where we get to the sum of the sound from the Warriors last night, a little post game where Steve Kerr, by the way, did wish you happy birthday to you, Willie Mays and compared them a little bit, too. Steph Curry was talking earlier about, You know, the magnitude of Willie Mays, not just on the game of baseball, but on these celebrity that is the athlete right on the guy who plays with the theatrics who has the flare he you know, Where's the hat too big so that it flies off, and it makes it look like he's running even faster. But people are checking in all over the cast pretext line in regards to Willie Mays and 415 chicks and says, Do you think the Giants a lover named the field after Maze? I mean, McCovey has the cove. What about Willie? Well, I mean, you heard Bill asking, I just talking there a minute ago and Bill talking about the You know, Of course, you get a big statue out there, and I just thought it was cool that Willy like The ballpark came with a willy statue. Then everything else had to be unveiled. Right? I remember going to the I think I was at the marriage shell like unveiling of that statue. That's my favorite gate by the way in the entire ballpark and steals Plaza, Sort of a fun, underrated gate left. You do gate right over by the left. You do a bridge. Omar's too old school. San Francisco baseball. I just always thought that was kind of cool. It's probably next to William a statue. To me. It's the coolest freaking statue. Dude. William one marriage shall rearing bag. He's got his big foot up in the air. And just just a cool looking statue. But the McCovey one obviously is the big one that they've taken down, at least for the time being while they're doing that construction over there across the cove, But there are so many little nook and cranny. I don't know elements to the ballpark that otter, Willie Mays and honor the legacy of San Francisco baseball. And you're right. I love the McCovey Cove, but that that was always a cool name. The 24 FT High Wall honors Willie Mays. He's got the statue. He's got the They're saying the 415 asking, Will they named the field after him? The address of the ballpark is 24 Willie Mays Plaza. I don't know if you can get more more Omar's than that arm or honorary than that, so I thought that was pretty good anyway. Yes, Far as like people who deserve statues. We still gotta figure out what that bonds one is going out on the port walk somewhere. I want to see the Berry one always wondered what stance Bonds would be in In that statue as well. Would it be that I'm hoping it's the one after he finishes the home run swing, where he's like his baddest down his arms kind of across his chest, And he's got that that look of boredom and disgust on his face like goddess. So seven pitches this week, and they all did this. They don't win 450 ft. So anyway, we keep honoring Willie Mays and I'm looking up in MLB network right now, if they're still talking about him, all they're doing all morning long is highlight packages and people talking about Willie Mays and showed Tal Ripken and Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig. It's just It's pretty cool man. It's pretty cool that he's our guy. He's our guy man, and he's still kicking with us. At 90 years old, just one of the best things going one of the best feel good stories..
Reflections On Atlanta Braves Legend Henry "Hank" Aaron
"I could talk about the dignity in the class of hank. Aaron the man the you've been being for an hour easily but i'm a numbers guy and so let me tell you what i did. After hank aaron died i navigated over to his page on baseball reference. And i don't know. I just be held the majesty of this man's career and it literally gave me goosebumps. The more i looked the more. I realized he was beyond great. He was at some other level. He wound up with nearly thirty eight hundred hits. And that's a lot of freaking hits. It's a thousand more history chipper jones. It's two thousand more hits than mark. Maguire it's more hits than johnny bench and hank greenberg got combined and they're both in the hall of fame so i think about all those hints and i think about those seven hundred fifty five homeless because that's two hundred more homes than mickey mantle. Two hundred it's more homers than edgar martinez and duke snider hit combined. And they're both in the hall. But the more i dug i found other cool stuff to hank. Aaron had double digit home run seasons at age twenty and age. Forty here the only three players who did that. Willie mays ted williams hank aaron. That's a pretty good. Start on a mount rushmore. Would you say and all those home runs. He hit for all those years. This never struck out one hundred times. Then there's total basis crushes. Everyone who ever played in total bases six thousand eight hundred and fifty. Six total bases isn't just a record. It's seven hundred. Twenty two more than stan. Musial was the next closest player in history. If stan musial had hit another one hundred and eighty home runs. He still wouldn't catch i karen and total basis. That's a lot of total basis. That's incredible hitter hank. Aaron was for two decades. So is it possible to be one of the greatest players who ever lived and still the underrated. After looking over hank aaron's numbers. I think it is my name. Is david o'brien cover the braves for the athletic. And there's only two guys that i've ever felt this aura around them and that was mohammed ali and hank. Aaron and hank aaron. How's interviewed him. The first time at spring training. I remember approaching him and it was just You know i've done this for thirty years. And it was feeling. I've had unlike any other athlete that i've ever approached but then he immediately just he smiled and was so warm that that fear or intimidation just as melted away. And you could not believe that you were talking to this. Superstar is genuine icon living in atlanta for twenty years You can't overstate the importance of hank. Air to this city and this region the south. I grew up in the south and hank aaron being a black man being the greatest one of one of the two or three greatest players of all time and to do what he did in the south and then living in atlanta and seeing hank aaron you know mementos anchor and tributes and see his name on buildings and streets and that kind of thing. I would argue that. There is no athlete. That is more important to a city than hanker and wants to atlanta. He was such a huge part of how the culture of the south has changed. I mean this is a city where you feel fide of being so much black acceptance here. Thanks a huge huge part of that. He helped pave the way for all these other black athletes and entertainers wanna come here to be here. Brian jordan know it was an all star with atlanta. Bryant said that The reason that he chose atlanta was hank. Aaron and was a boy idle here. He said a black kid growing up playing baseball hank. Aaron was the guy but it was an opportunity for me to meet my hair. The hope the opportunity is given so many kids today. Amazing dominique wilkins. Said hank was a big reason. That he came here was one of the first people. It's probably one of the most instrumental guys into getting me here in atlanta. But one for god like hank. I wouldn't been here. Was hanker went to ted turner and said hey you need to get this kid by any means necessary. He said people should give the roses while they're alive and that he's glad to see him getting them now but he said hank should have been put on a pedestal decades ago and he was right What are the things that i remember him saying is that you gotta set example for people to come at you. And how do you do that. You do the right way you doing about being Have miltie you do it by just doing the right thing and the right thing a lot of times. It's hard and a lot of guys. Young guys don't know how to do the right thing. As far as how they present themselves to people and how they get back to people so to give back experts that i've learned over the years has become from erin trampling. We don't see that much of that anymore today. And he lived in the same house that he bought when he came here in. Nineteen sixty six from the
"willie mays" Discussed on KGO 810
"Of Hank Aaron, hitting the home run that put him over the record that had previously been held. Bye. Babe Ruth, the legendary Hank Aaron died today. He was 86 years old. John Shea is joining us. John Shea is his national baseball writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He also is the author of 24 Life stories and Lessons from the Say. Hey, kid, John, Thanks so much for being with us today. I've had my pleasure. So tell us the story first about his tying Babe Ruth's record, not not when he beat it. But when he tied it, because there was controversy at that time I understand between the Braves ownership in the baseball Commissioner Kun tell us what happened and then tap what happened when he hit 7 14. Well, it was at the end of the season and there was some friction anyway. I mean, bully kun, the commissioner at the time was, um You know, maybe distanced from the reality of the record, and he actually wasn't there when it was broken of all things, But but, I mean, it was so hard on Hank Aziz. We know now and maybe didn't know when I was a kid watching all this wonderful history that He was just flooded, You know, by hate mail and death threats and all the Racists wherever he went on African American from the deep South Jim Crow era. Rising to power and Breaking this record set by a white man who played on Lee against whites. You know the great Babe Ruth and looked at as a king a guy then you know who's Hank? Aaron? Well, take care and broke the record fairly and squarely and it not only I mean, obviously, along the way He opened eyes and change minds and made people aware of You know the struggles and the struggles he went through, You know, no man should have to go through mean We know all about Jackie Robinson. But all those years later It was bad for Hank to because you know his his. His teammate and former Giants manager, Dusty Baker was on deck that day, and he tells stories about how How tough it was and how the young players on the team tried to gather around and support him. But it was amazing history and that call you just played of Vin Scully. If you play it up some more. It's an amazing Call, maybe his best, and that's hard to say, because All those decades behind the mike. But when he spoke about a standing So record of an all time baseball idol. I mean, it brought It still does bring chills, Theo listeners. How long does sending ovation lasted for like 11 minutes, didn't it? Yeah, And the beauty of then was that he just You know, just just stop talking. And then when he did, um You know, spoke that he described the moment in real time like nobody could write years later. He was that good, But the beauty of then was always kind of stepping aside and letting the crowds in the moment speak for itself. But his words Were amazing. Um, the racism, the threats. It really hurt him. Um, he told a New York Times Sports Reporter reporter in that April 8th 1974 and in his words, he said, it really led up to turning me off baseball. But he said, it really made me sad for the first time, a clear picture of what this country is all about. My kids had to live like they were in prison because of kidnap threats. And I had to live like a pig in a slaughter camp. I had to duck I had to go out the back door. Ballparks. I had to have a police escort with me all the time. I was getting threatening letters every single day. All of these things have put a bad taste in my mouth and it won't go away. They carved a piece of my heart away. You know, when I read that I thought about the Reverend Martin Luther King and how we have lionized him. How we talk about what a great American hero he Woz. Hank Aaron Muhammed Ali, Willie Mays. That's the way we talk about them today, but back in the day when they were on top. When we should have been lauding them for the achievements that they were making. They were derided they were threatened. They were hated by a large portion of the American population. And it's not that long ago. And the amazing thing isn't that they hit all those home runs. The amazing thing is that they overcame that and Need the biggest and wouldn't let the racist win and changed the course of history. And it's stuff that Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle and Joe the module never had to experience. For all they had to overcome. It didn't it didn't come close to what Jackie and Maize and Aaron and banks and You go down the list of all the people who played And this goes back to the Negro leagues that cool proper bells and Josh Gibson's and folks who never even got a chance to play in the majors. That's how bad it was for them. It was ridiculous by any standards, but The thing has you? You mentioned that Hank Aaron quotas, powerful stuff. But while you recited it, I I remembered this interview I did with Hank. For the sake of the Willie Mays book 24 that came out last spring. And will unite devoted a whole chapter in the book to Hank. And you're right, Hank. That was not. That was not the peak of Hank's career. And I said, What is, he said? Well, the peak is getting to the Hall of Fame. Exhale and to be among the greats and to be rewarded for what I did on. I did a right and obviously all these years later, you know, Barry Bonds broke the record and People look at it as tainted and that the real record well, it is the real record because it says so in the stats book, but But, hey, you know, way we're all told that you know, he did it right. He did it on the up and up and more than that, he did it with dignity and style and grace. Humility and character, and he's one of the all time American heroes in my book. Yeah, on, but he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, He said, Um It was he said, Uh, now I think I'm appreciated. I never wanted them to forget Babe Ruth. I just wanted them to remember Henry Aaron and the Hall of Fame. Did that for him. It finally gave him that. And thank God. Thank God. It did. So, John, What? Woz, Um Henry Aaron Hank Aaron relationship to Willie Mays. That's a good question, because throughout time when I was a kid when I grew up reading about him when I grow up talking with him, all I heard was wasn't a great relationship. So I said, Okay. Of that, Um, let's talk to the people who know him Best, you know. Filipe Alou played six years with Hank. Six years with Willie. Dusty Baker hung out with Willie as he managed the Giants but played with Hank. Joe Torry grew up idolizing the New York Giants and maize and played with With with Hank and, you know, so I talked to the people. You know Joe Morgan, who was a great friend of both, Um Nobody. You know, nobody said anything about a negative relationship, which was portrayed over the years, um by the media or by fans. And there are some cases in the Howard Bryant book. The last hero, which came out a couple of years ago. The definitive take Erin biography and I Love Howard. But I told him I said, Listen, I'm going to bring all this stuff to hang him to bring all this stuff to Willie. Mm hmm..
Baseball Rights a Wrong by Adding Negro Leagues to Official Records
"And on the year of its hundredth anniversary. Negro league baseball is being reclassified as a major league that means the stats of baseball greats. Like willie mays satchel page josh gibson and thirty four hundred. Other players will be incorporated into the official records of major league. Baseball in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine special commission added the records of six early leagues to the mlb books. Dating back to eighteen seventy six but it left out the negro leagues now with the help of the elias sports bureau. It's updating the books to include the negro leagues. mlb says it's correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history
Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list
"Lead the Rangers forwarded to Albert Pools. Has hit a pair of home runs. He now has six this year. Couple of R B eyes for him.
"willie mays" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Sport thrills Card number three grated PSA 4.5 Second item. 1961 62 Fleer. Wilt Chamberlain, Rookie card number eight Grated PSA for so just so you guys know John, especially in an Eric. It's the grading is on a scale of 1 to 10. Okay, item 1964. Marvel Daredevil number one INAUG inaugural issue. Created CGC 3.0 same type thing three point owes towards the the lower condition rather than hire. Convince a comic book The 64 Yeah comic book. And the fourth item a good variety here. Willie Mays, 1951 Bowman, rookie card number 305, but only graded three. So those are the four items in the first guess. Goes to Eric. Um, I missed what was the rating on the Jackie Robinson for 0.5. And that was a 19. Swell sport thrills. Curd. I think that was 1948. Bill Huggins. I think that's what that wass Yeah, Yeah, OK, so there are low rated. So there's that. Yeah. Listen, Eric, he's really think I'm on the board there surprising ball, Which would be good. We don't know for sure. But it might be good. I'm gonna go with Mays. Rookie card. Willie Mays rookie card for Eric..
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Know, guys like Willie Mays at an Alabama high gear Alabama. They weren't They were not men of Means s O. Anyway, Desmond. Also he's into stuff about being violation in high school. He claims that his team Would chant white power before they took the field. Oh, my God. Where was this in Florida? What do you know what I mean? Dude, I hate hearing that. I know it's all about anyways. Finally, with a pregnant wife and four young Children have lots of questions. Moments where I need to be right now. Okay? Says home for my wife home to help home to guide home to answer my older boys. Three questions about Corona virus and civil rights and life. Wow, to be there. Dad signed Ian, Desmond Ian Desmond Going deep man. Well, I mean, this is I mean, I think everything he said, is valid and everything. He said, you know, should be looked at Coke's good player to He's hurt the Giants on the number. I was in the middle of a sentence right now to the Waterboy said. I don't want to, like, be happy. The guys were deciding. This is unsafe. But all these games drop it out. You know, we had Mike like he was a D back with, you know in Desmet was Iraqi. I'm not hurting bye bye dudes in lineups another team, saying, I'm not going to play ball this year was a tough out. He's got out. He plays everywhere. Yeah, Yeah, He was a player. I'd like, See the Giants get but then get him. But anyway, here's Jeff passing on the fear of this Corona virus, Positive testing the fear among those in baseball who are you know the most bearish about this? Let's put it that way is that you've got people coming in from all around the world or Florida or Arizona or Texas or California who are going to be bringing infection with him. You've got guys sitting on planes together who have one person coughs in the air against research. Lated Who knows what that's going to end up like these air Worst case scenarios thes air doomsday scenarios, But they're also somewhat realistic scenarios. And they're things that people in baseball are dealing with right now, before players get to spring training, and before that first set of intake tests that are going to be taking place, and they're really give baseball a picture of just how many people in the sport are infected now and have been infected in the past. Yeah. There you go, man, So we'll.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"As H. a young young kid I got to see Willie Mays quite that that was you know you hear from your father will have great Willie Mays was in and I was a little kid who is in the end I mean it was in early seventies Willie Mays seventy seventy one and McCarthy in those guys it's like wow that's really cool I did get you know when I was early in my career was in the S. P. and I did get a call in two thousand and one some of bond significance well home runs in September and I was in yes can radio and ESPN a couple of them in San Diego and one game I believe and we were in the sixties at that time and then there was a home run late sixties in the in the counter I believe at home against the Rockies so on and look great memories to cal football Stanford football and all that stuff I was there for the big gain of the lateral game no my seat was right above the Stanford band so it it it I don't really look at I'll tell you what money the most memorable thing I've ever seen on a baseball field is something that nobody talks about and I can barely talk about I was a pregame host for the mariners in two thousand and four and journal wrote a great player if you had not heard of John Lewis gold Glover two time world champion flirted with four hundred one year great hitter on base machine hello great career with the blue jays the Mets earners in two thousand four that mariner team that had won all those games got old real quick and in the middle of that season and all the roads grew up in in Seattle so he was a hometown hero he's great years it was stunning new they released him like it at one o'clock in the afternoon it was to play that night they released him and it was just a shock because it was the beginning of the end for that era of mariner baseball until that night I'm doing the pre game show and about to hand it off to date me house and they are in an alliance at home plate Amazon you know speaking they're showing shots I said wait a minute they said that John Olerud he had scheduled a tour with some special needs kids and you would think somebody who'd been released by the team in his hometown there's no disappointment embarrassment all that he came into the game that night and did a tour in it and right before first pitch there Sean only route behind home plate with the special needs kids and yes you know what that was like wow that is one of the in all sports one of the best things I've ever seen so that's it that's a memorable moment that doesn't show up in a box score or you know his court date is a great story which walls great story and I'll say this you have a wonderful wonderful long sports history to you and you take a look at you I I'd say well he must be about twenty five years old though when when did you honestly you you've got the look thank god if it's a gift well yeah early in my career in early in my career to be honest with you he really hurt me because I got to you know I got what I played baseball UC Davis I wanted a broadcaster and was stupid enough to think I can do it without any experience and got a job in the minor leagues in Spokane Washington as I climb through the minor leagues I had done two or three years of triple a and Las Vegas and so I was sitting in my youth you know twenty seven twenty eight years old and I remember going in and applying for jobs in the big leagues and in regional sports networks and stuff like that and every person said I can't hire you look like you're eighteen yeah I did and I did look like I was sixteen so it hurt me back then and it's helped me now certainly I've got I'm blessed by my mom's genes my mom is it will turn eighty seven in Martinez Marti and she's she's still working full time she runs for big day care centers Martinez called the Woodbridge daycare center she done it for forty years and she's finally going to retire the end of December so that's where I get it and that's it's a pretty good place to get it from it's fabulous Sauvignon I appreciated than you're welcome anytime in the you've got it that long history of sports and let's hope we're talking some baseball in a couple weeks and I will get you back on and and see what's cooking but I appreciate you being with us and be well hi Chris and Morgan and rest in peace the Royce deal that if you grew up in the bay area and you you read that news today it took a little peace your your childhood away from yourself but I'll keep going Marty and and will hope that well see you maybe not in the ballpark you never know where we're going to be if you're doing games but let's hope that our paths crossed soon all right rich people out there that is rich waltz always a pleasure to have him on we will have more with Royce Steele as the show goes on so rich I appreciate your pointing that out more coming.
"willie mays" Discussed on KGO 810
"That that kind of person now here in San Francisco he did have a problem when he attempted to buy the house that he really wanted in an area that didn't allow blacks that was in San Francisco what about that yeah December of nineteen fifty seven he and his wife tried to buy that house the upscale neighborhoods hello Frank yes or so right right and it is with the bank they shopped around they said they saw this house the realtor brought this and you know look at this while you can it's a nice house you can see the water I'm not short drive the deal stadium this is perfect so a San Francisco right liberal San Francisco the accepting of everybody well not at the time of day is that of an African American imports still and it was denied the homeowner said no no no no no white stone the neighbors here the neighbor said no not at all like someone well overnight this became a national story it was broken obviously by the local press including the chronicle and from there it just blew up in the mayor came over there Christopher and you know the N. double ACP at everybody seem to be involved in the issue and they wouldn't have if it weren't Willie Mays right it was an average Joe as he wouldn't turn down a you wouldn't hear about it but Willie Intel said strong and said no with it I'm I'm I'm getting this house that's all there is to it you better work out the details on your own because they're not gonna divide me and the whole reason wasn't just for him and his wife but for the next guy was watch the movie and you know Willie Mays who might be the average Joe with enough money to get out to buy the next house on the block then and that's what he was thinking about it and you so you got the house it was a PR nightmare for for San Francisco and they are the greatest player in baseball the giants do all this great PR bring in the team home got a stadium they broke ground for even those candlestick park but they had a demo we'll talk about in a minute so so you know he he makes awful story turned positive in the way that that he does things and the way he does things aren't your typical way of doing things and unfortunately year later some idiot the racist but a race is now on the bottle is there it is front window and you know that's what whatever I mean it's a you know what it is the there's a long way to go it at the time and in San Francisco there's still a long way to go obviously but Willie Mays always seem to take the high road and taught people lessons for for experiences that Laura in often cases pretty brutal yeah there are big at Yahoo's everywhere unfortunately Hey don't hang out with me I do want to talk a bit about candlestick park we got some listeners who have questions for you as well so let's hang on to talk about the book the book is called the twenty four and I've been reading it all all morning before I came on the air it's twenty four life stories and lessons from the say Hey kid John Shea he's at a sports writer that national sports writer for the San Francisco Chronicle he wrote this book with Willie Mays the for even the forward is great it was written by Bob Costas I think it's my favorite thing that Bob Costas is ever written and we'll be right back our phone number here is eighty eighty eight ten four one five eight zero eight zero eight one zero you're listening to K. G..
"willie mays" Discussed on KTOK
"Willie Mays and al que line as the only players with at least three thousand hits and three hundred home runs and today in two thousand five Tiger Woods missed ladies that were geared up for severe weather this evening make sure voice get your warnings the high today seventy nine degrees with a strong south wind mostly cloudy and severe storms are expected this evening large hail and damaging winds of the the main threats lows in the mid sixties tomorrow just an isolated storm chance much warmer in the mid eighties on the phone from centimeter artist Emily Sutton this report is sponsored by discover we treat you like you treat you get your free credit score card today even if you're not a discover customer it includes your fight go credit I heart radio goes one on one with bono from U. two talking about how he prepares his voice before performances I do my animal noises before yeah I I've heard of the saying is an indication the I mean the TV studio something here right somebody really warming their voice could I do I am making clicking sounds if you have to be in a bathroom near to stressing about my people keep listening to I heart radio for more of you to and all your favorite artists the federal tax filing deadline is now in July many people use online tax software to file their taxes but if your personal taxes are a bit more complex a professional.
"willie mays" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"I'm John **** this is the John that's for sure it is a pleasure to welcome the author Mike Murphy who with his colleague Chris half and a foreword by Willie Mae has written the story of the San Francisco Giants from the moment they moved to San Francisco and till now when they are successful and popular and well known in the city by the bay that has been transformed in the twenty first century the digital capital of the universe but baseball is baseball so we begin with a wonderful story of origins Mike congratulations and good evening it is nineteen fifty five you are thirteen years old you are at Seel park outside the fence and when the ball players who are in spring training in some fashion hit the ball out of the park you not only retrieve it you throw it back a man named ed Montague turns to you one day and says we need a bat boy who is ed Montague and did you say yes when he said we needed a bat boy good evening to you by good evening to you John yes that was a long time ago you know I was hanging around the seals stadium with deal seals and and and actually was it was a little box use that yeah he was a trainer he helped me get through the back door he said to me one day Hey kid you want to be a path or you're going to open up save baseball's all the time we need to get to us okay so I was in back when that's I got started in baseball all right ed Montague was at Montague was the scout who found Willie Mays who who talked a little bears yeah who talk to you all then when you were in the rookie league playing wanted to be a ball players I confused the monitor here yeah I pray for him the giant rookies twenty years ago when when I was in high school and junior high was up well I'll try to be a ball player yeah he used to put me in the in the dug in a club I mean in the the line up and just you know I'm not I wasn't the best but I tried you play first facing catchers understands the between doc cues taking a liking to you and ed Montague taking a liking to you you began your sixty years continuing with the to read the San Francisco Giants you are you are institutional memory Mike so I want to call upon you on the first days you are a bad boy for the seals but in nineteen fifty seven everybody learns that the seals are going to go away they were triple a team and the giants are coming to town you say in your book you cried why did your crime by this is because because I like the seals are never you know being out here major leagues was not around here the first determined you never pick up a paper you always picked up the local news you know sometimes at that time it just be the the lineups and scores of other people Major League Baseball in the newspaper but at that time with Jerry Donovan used to be the our general manager because of the seal came down to all of our players that was in the meeting with one of the players he says that this is the last year for the seals the giants will conduct took out two seconds ago they believe in New York and coming out that's what I started crying right you started crying but San Francisco was a baseball town you make it very clear this is DiMaggio right this is a list was there you were always a baseball town you were always a Major League Baseball town even when you weren't I know the module in writing I read a lot of guys came to the to the giants we should choose to seals and the closely deliberately like Larry Jansen yeah Marty Keough if he would Solomon hello ball players could use seals invalid became big league ballplayers all right when the giants they want a judge to start to move up to New York to San Francisco Mr Donovan he was a president giants the president Sylvester Turner said to me don't worry a Starkey prompt someone to speak from the giants I'll take care of you don't worry about it right he did take care of you he made you a bad boy but I had never realized that a bad boy for a ball game is about playing for both sides at how did you do it Mike how did you be how we work that boy given how fast they play games how did you switch uniforms that quickly will you go for one day I got well it all started with the fact we could make it that one of the kids in the visitors of myself well I'm the only one there Mr Logan because our god we need a pathway but could you handle both sides and I see a picture of this devoted so the game started I was at that point for the I don't know what quality which would we would but first time travelers aboard uniforms and the giants over the regular white uniforms so I kept switching never any active force I think the baseballs over the backboard the ball boy right you have to keep working on tires yeah you look at it while you were taking care of the umpires you were taking care of the bats on both teams that's right come back to the giants bench and willing for the use of data scanning your sentence given you working hard today it it it all right now what we are what we are is inside inside inside baseball because you are dealing with the stars of the game when the giants come to town they have a parade and Willie Mays is featured in the parade he is the New York Giants star who is now it's every Cisco giants star you right did you miss the parade that day getting ready for the giants did you quit right would you were you quickly accepted by the New York Giants did they look upon you as as someone that they could trust right away oh sure a little kinda like it to me because I you know I mean I I always worked hard when I was in the clubhouse you know if I see someone around I figured but he like that you know that is walking over to pick it up and put it in the garbage can I put a put a Talbot any kind of like that sorry he kind of like the way I work in a situation where you could be our cluster isam datasets no I don't this is all yours you will eliminate like maybe all three of us to rid me everybody the fifty eight fifty nine season was the first axial stadium but then you move to candlestick now this looks to be a profound change Mike candlestick park I was a Phillies fan at that time and I can recall whenever the Phillies went into candlestick home run was not a home run it was a fly ball is that correct is that what happens against the technical specs but you could nonetheless be elusive it is so hard it wouldn't go out we'd be up in the air and stepped up till July hello what to drop the ball or whatever you know we know what we have to cut them off that's why we like got to learn to hit for the left center that's where that's where you get the ball towards center field well it turns out that what we're describing is a win condition that you can only guess at because there were nights it was when the Phillies played night games every Cisco it seem to be worse the fog would come in the wind would be blowing and I recall home runs that just which turned into a routine fly balls some of them it didn't even make it far enough to get out of the second baseman it would they would just hang there they were just saying that that's why Mr stone not the candle stick another system harder when guy wouldn't win specialist when the club was on the road you put the you put all these when things out with the win was coming from what time another day but that didn't help that didn't help either even even even when the Beatles played out there for the last the last.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Now in the lobby for the for the giants the man in charge of everything clubhouse related calls from the stick to the call there's also a forward there by Willie Mays Chris what's that what's the teaser for that well they we love each other mark this is the best way putting it you know they were next to him Mr Murphy will use the longest tenured club complete or have been for that we'll stick with the match that so happen for good reason frankly horse storm realize you couldn't it couldn't afford Willie in his last years in so he trade into a mess who who could afford him yeah of course there's the X. being banned from baseball but we queued up period but for the last since nineteen thirty eight William Willis Chasin thank you fifty one so he's gonna try it pretty much all his life so he emerged kind of grew up together but he was a father figure to Murphy who of course went on to be a father figure to a lot of players so a lot of what what you get for murder starts with Willie well we can we will give advice you of when work was a fat boy and she'll stadium well you will you should take your sit and talk to you will you do work on specifics he said they just talk end up probably about your wife's wife issues so I'm sure he buys more fog you know how to go through adolescence and stuff like that in the how to behave and Murphy came up big leaguer Flula the quintessential big leaguer Willie Mays you know it's amazing I I in twenty twenty I just don't even know if people can wrap their head around being in the same job for for ten years fifteen years anymore to to be doing what he's done for as long as he's done it well you know what what are his thoughts on that he loves the game he loves baseball I know it sounds simplistic but what's that saying when you love what you do you don't work a single day in your life there there is some murmurs loves what he does since since being you you just love being around the ball park use a ball park wraps he got his job from what he was he he said outside you'll stadium in caps hormone balls in batting practice any form back you wouldn't the horde go more gather them like most kids would be thrown back in that job impress the seals management so they made him their leave their bat boy and then of course with the seals dissolved when child care fifty eight initially more became works introduced New York initially Murph was crushed but where he tried to get people in flows radio interviewed burst into a million we hired him on the spot I mean who else would you want to hire people who were there and he will he will work both clubhouses you abuse Sir both teams the staff for a case or not every day but at times when more than other batboys check commitments Murphy with the where the charge uniform the number those tied to this thinking across each change really quickly in some markets maybe the battle there's a restroom in the dugouts whatever and change to the other teams you need we're working overtime he really did press I can't wait to to dive into this project alongside Murphy from the stick to the cold it's great to hear about it congrats thank you so much reading it out a little bit mark thank you very much I really appreciate it yeah absolutely Chris haft MLB dot com joining us this evening that's that's what I want to check out for sure okay there's only like five minutes left to go to my Twitter feed mark underscore T. underscore Willard and vote vote on choose your fate at eight and you tell us ten minutes from now what you would like us to talk about here the four options tonight Pearl Jam Steve Balmer Doris Burke rex Chapman E. sixty added as a close vote all the way around your votes tell the story coming up at eight o'clock so that's around the corner plus really try to head scratching comment from one NFL free agent who just found a new home so we'll get into that coming up around the bend as well in the next hour you will hear again the second half that we didn't play last night of Steph curry and Dr Fauci really educational important stuff hope you make your plans to be with us at that time also I had all these sports leader this is mark Willard extremists on KNBR dot com through your smart phone or desktop we are east sports leader it's time to get real cold in nineteen is on everybody's mind it's real and it's happening right now most people in the world will they just don't know how to handle this kind of stress and in the world of commerce well let's just say this is unfamiliar territory hi it's David Hollander founder and chairman of the liberty group the corona virus could be a huge wrench in the spokes of your retirement plan let us help guide you through this you're not alone this is not the end but it could be the end of your grandiose retirement plan if you're not properly prepared.
Bowl Games 2019-20: Schedule and Predictions for Top Upcoming Games
"We're talking ball games he's around March here I'm Susan Burke as we want to know what you think about any and all ball games were talking red box ball because the fighting Illini our plane in the red box full talk or text three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred now as we're talking about rob just even going to a big ten game as it is is so much fun so much going on that date you can't see from the TV so to speak and while a bowl game in the bay area sounds like fun to me I I just want everyone to know that I did lobby to get us out of the red box full wasn't quite in the budget maybe next year exactly maybe next year but I I did try and try well it we make the Rose Bowl next year and they they've they've got a Serra send us folks there I think so they were you know like you said a lot of fun things going on and she's there's no shortage of of things that the the fighting line I have been involved in since the touch down the other day in San Francisco I know they've had a lot of fun Brian Barnhart was telling us when he joined us earlier voice of a line I basketball and football for that matter they bend Alcatraz and they've been doing charitable work all sorts of stuff sounds like you're having a children's hospitals yeah and you know I also want to mention that the Dallas Mavericks are taking on the Golden State Warriors tonight why do I say that because the fighting line I will be there they're gonna go enjoy the basketball game tonight as well that's right that's right they are going to go see that game I think you know just from an outsider's point of view I I think that's a great way to take these players minds off of the fact that they've got a huge nationally televised game yes coming up when they take on cal of course again you can catch right here on WLS AMA ninety ends look a whole lot of stuff going on out in the bay area I absolutely I mean first of all it wouldn't be a game without a pep rally right no I hadn't the twenty nine th the first bowl of men open to fans is the pep rally redbox bowl pep rally that's at noon at Justin Herman plaza and Market Street that's a famous street in San Francisco it's free and it's public and a chance for fans to have a great time middle of the later on in the evening at least I'll dare in on on the west coast that is the bowl bash at the bay that again will be open to the public in that it'll be it'll be a good time at some located at oracle park now I'm not sure exactly where that you want that's twenty four Willie Mays plaza that's good for the giants play I have a baseball team so that'll be that'll be fun and and you know the the good times continue to roll on the the following morning well they do that's the game day run club so that happens there actually embarking from embark could there plaza I think I said that correctly and the guys are staying at the Hyatt regency and so they're gonna run on over to the where all the action is happening the run is open to everyone it's four miles so you have to be ambitious to join in that activity well I think it's important to to give a little bit of history of this game date run club it's actually hosted by you'll vie athletic director Josh women he threw this out on social media a while ago didn't know how would go but he's a fat guy he played at the university of Illinois and now he's the athletic director down there in Champaign so sorry I wanted to go for a run on game day he does it every morning prior to the games and the next thing you know as is usually the case with social media this thing catches fire so all the sudden people started running with him so this is the game day run again brought to you by the athletic director Josh women who was just just very very passionate not only about the football team you know which he played on which just anything involving a line I sports he's he's front and center cheering them on so that'll be fun Embarcadero plaza a huge tour stop in San Francisco so that'll be it'll be fun to watch get the people's feedback on on how that goes well right in place with that run and that's a stress reliever you know much like the guys traveling to Alcatraz and going to the game tonight and all of that it's a stress reliever but you can't stay too late at all the pregame activities if you're gonna run for my word to the wise there's also a pre game party looks like I'm the game day at ten AM yeah so that'll be a good time as well and you know as we said that we think that we think that tell you my fans are gonna be out there in full force the they travel well and in that you know nothing like going through a bit of some lean years to make a G. P. people's interest and get out there and support you're fighting a lot of little be fun three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred if you got a prediction on the red box bowl again as the fighting Illini face the California golden bears or you know any of the any of the bowl games still yet to come in fact one E. is under way it is the peach bowl chick fillet people that is between the top rank LSU Tigers and the fourth ranked Oklahoma Sooners and I think Justin said he pretty made a bold prediction he said that Ellis you wearing fifty up on the Sooners I think this game at least is the way it's playing out right now is going to be a little bit closer than predicted Ellis you just scored it's still in the first quarter you're about ready to go up fourteen seven on the Sooners the but the big one tonight in in our minds Susan second ranked Ohio state at thirteen and no big ten this year taking on three Clemson that's going to be a that's gonna be a big match up it's going to be big and like you said a lot of these these games today really too close to call our I I don't even think he the experts know exactly who's gonna win who's gonna who's gonna make it yeah I I just don't you know the so called the so called experts they didn't really do much by Illinois this year with some other point spreads and how they kind of I guess disrespected them I would like to say well Shalom right exactly so yeah again the marquee matchup is going to be is is going to be huge and it just kind of a little bit of a history of claims and and Ohio state the Ohio state they've got they've got a little bit on the line here not just the fact that they want to win and go on to the national championship but the last time they faced constant was back in two thousand sixteen it was new year's eve out in Glendale Arizona Clemson crush them thirty one to nothing in urban Meyer said after the game not only do we embarrass ourselves in Paris the whole state of Ohio well our you got that right yeah and this is one of their first appearances in this poll are college football playoff to have their own my time I'm talking about Oklahoma part yeah I know that's okay yeah no we're do where does did send stuff to keep track of these days but look that's gonna be a good game of the one that's going on right now is Ellis you and Oklahoma hi you know it's just in these teams are so evenly matched we talked about it earlier I don't think it's you know overstating its when you say that I really like the top four teams this year and as they kinda you know get get themselves into that national championship of formation I think it's some we want to go with I think it'll be Ellis you're not really going out on a limb here because they're also even the match I think it'll be Ellis you and climbs in in the championship game just we think you're racing around so somebody thank I'm going with Justin we have I said I know but just since our fabulous producer he is just a few more minutes to go here wanna thank Brian Barnhart he joined us earlier he calls the games for the university of Illinois does football and basketball which by the way you can also hear basketball on WLS AM eight ninety and just really looking forward to the weekend to the game absolutely and we have basketball tomorrow right we do skip all tomorrow tomorrow night and other well Hey we're talking we're we're in need deep in football talking red box full everybody's so excited that we're going bowling we're going bowling for the first time since twenty fourteen and we're all excited about that and you can hear both football and basketball right here on WLS AM eight ninety pregame started to write does yeah warm the fans are going to warm the faithful examines so that's the time to tune in yeah definitely that's definitely the time to tune in and and then we have more sports programming for you and full coverage of your fighting Alaina North Carolina agency there you go that's to start though I for some reason I have to start time mixed up one o'clock so the pre game will be a little bit in advance of that and you know since Brian is out in San Francisco I think a good friend Scott Beatty who join us on the show before you might be doing the call of this game I don't know but I I think you might and we'll get on him because it's so it should be decent game and then you just touching on basketball briefly since we we started talking about it then after this game against North Carolina agency of finding a line I really get into the bulk of the big ten schedule after the first of the year on January second more specifically they take on Michigan state Purdue Wisconsin writers northwestern that's an instance big ten team then they played two again Michigan Minnesota Iowa and then you know then it's obviously it's conference schedule so it'll be interesting to see they they're off to a good start as well they are they absolutely are and how we should thanks god also for his contributions and helping us out during football season yeah yeah well he's he is good and he falls in on a daily basis and really knows the ins and outs of a few of our football and I wanna call amount for predicting that you know you know I was gonna we were all day we were all depressed at one point in the season it was kind of a roller coaster season has we've touched upon and he did he did say the vibe down here is not good he did say that yeah well if is down in champagne right right my special thanks first of all to Justin we only who's helped out with the shows yes we did two during the bye weeks this season and then this one leading into the red box ball again two o'clock pregame on WLS AM eight ninety on Monday as the fighting a line I get set to take on the cal bears twenty one oh six and six cal bears seven five on the season
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists league isn't juicing the balls
"Good point September jar gassed he joins us longtime baseball insider I thought rob Manfred did a good job today talked on a couple of different platforms MLB network on radio also at the podium about the baseball's not being Jews he had to do that it's an integrity issue and he's confident that that's not the case even after Werner landers comments what was your big take away on that topic I have a proposal and I know the commissioner pretty well and I know he won't do it so I'll give you my proposal I say that on Friday when the sport resumes use last year's baseball take last year's baseball but I know that there's enough of them out there take last year's baseballs and use them for two weeks exclusively at the end of the two weeks compare the amount of home runs that are hit to the number of home runs and hit the two weeks prior to the all star break and then we can have a definitive conversation I have asked outside best general managers are best players are vast reporters what's up with the baseball since everyone has a different theory it's the cover is different the insides different delay things different that this is different I've heard a million different things and no one knows definitively and I'm not expecting anybody to know and what man for it you know and I've been very critical of Manfred and you know I'm not trying to say this to plug a podcast but on my sports to French podcasts he has been accused of being involved in the Cuban player trafficking issues he's been accused of allowing David or to use to associate himself with wanted criminals even he's done a lot of things on his watch that I have been very critical of it might gonna sit here and say without a shadow of a doubt there's something going on with the baseball there's something going on with the way the hitting is going the launch angle aspect of baseball has crossed this game and I told you these numbers twenty eighteen baseball had eleven thousand less balls in play in two thousand and eight we're not talking about the nineties the eighties the seventies I don't want to hear an old man saying who's better when Willie Mays in name Mickey mantle were in the game but that's not the argument the argument is this board is drastically different than ten years ago Manford should
Teddy Bridgewater doesn't mind waiting a year to grow under Drew Brees
"Bridgewater has a blank future with the saints. He has a clipboard. Future drew. Brees does not get hurt. Repeat that does not get hurt ju- grease has been with the New Orleans Saints since two thousand and six out of a possible. One hundred ninety two regular season games. He's played in one hundred ninety. So teddy Bridgewater is going to do this year and he's a pro quarterback he's going to do is going to carry clipboard is gonna put that thing in his ear. You know, he's going to walk around on the sidelines, Nick navy down the road, but drew Brees a hall of Famer. He's not leaving it. Well, I think he has a legitimate future with the saints. For this reason, you keep entering juries never got hurt, but he's thirty nine years. Old contract is for two more years of Benchley. It will in Virginia. Reason, as we know in football. Unfortunately, it only takes one hits Bridgewater, do I want to be on the jets with Sam darnold who is going to walk in and be the starting quarterback and the jets are hoping for you know, the next ten to fifteen years. I'd rather be new ones. I think he's a pretty good situation, especially for a guy that was a starter for two years, but in the immediate future. Clinton? Sally, he's never gonna. Got the
Dez Bryant, Nfl and Ryan Shazier discussed on Get Up!
"Here's john carlos stanton he got into the act for the red hot yankees yesterday homering twice off dallas who has been inky killer it stanton's thirtieth career multi home run game and sal the red hot they won eleven out of twelve pitches it's out over the plate and aaron judge getting the same kind of looks i'm wondering when these pitchers are going to start throwing inside the sanchez jean carlos stanton trying to get them off the plate as if they can extend like that it's bombs away for the bomber meanwhile no one though in baseball as hot as movie bats three home runs yesterday leading doing into five four win over the royals it's his fourth career three home run game that passes ted williams for the most in franchise history so just look at this he surpasses ted williams in red sox history and he is also catt now has more games with three hold on and and get get ever ever had had babe ruth ever had willie mays ever had seems impossible and yet it's true football news and we reported this earlier this morning kamboi tight end jason witten who had been wavering on this decision is retiring from the cowboys and he will join us at espn is an analyst for monday night football he's an eleven time pro bowler because eleven hundred and fifty two passes in his career for over twelve thousand yards after being drafted in the third round in twenty two thousand three excuse me out of tennis the big part of this news is the balance of power in the nfc east shifts right they may get zeke elliott for entire season with their losing dez bryant they're losing jason witten that's not gonna make back prescott bit of quarterback no the dallas cowboys were into the team to be in this in this division going into the season and now they are even less so and then we have this story another one that is relatively new into our newsroom we also ryan shazier of the steelers walking out onto the stage at the nfl draft.