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Godfather to the greatest homerun hitter of all-time . But who is baseball's GOAT ? Some say the Babe , some say Bonds , some say Joltin Joe , some say The Splendid Splinters , and some say The Mick , well fannation this is an easy one for me I say it's " The Say Hey Kid ", Willie Howard Mays Jr is baseball's GOAT . He was the most exciting , electrifying , and animated baseball player to ever play the game . Mays hit 660 homeruns and would have been the homerun king if he had not gotten drafted when those were prime years in 1952-53 as he served his country and miss 2 years away from the game . He was a showman and did it with style and grace , whether it was stealing bases , making the basket catches in the outfield and throwing out base runners , or hitting homeruns , nobody did it better . He was the first National league player to hit 30 round trippers and steal 30 bases . He won 12 consecutive Golden Glove Awards , and was a 24 time Allstar . He hit with power , and average , playing one the the hardest outfield positions in the game centerfield and always made the right throw to the right base . Mays is the only player in baseball to hit 3 triples in a game and 4 homeruns in a game something that will not be done by this generation of players . Some players just hit a lot of homeruns , some hit for average , and some stole bases . Willie Mays ( The Say Hey Kid ) could do it all and at the highest level , the natural way without the aid of performance enhancing drugs . Mays was a class act on and off the field . In my book he is The Greatest Baseball player of All-time . 
October 31, 2011  05:14 PM ET

If you haven't read it, be sure to read the autobiography of Willie Mays, (Willie Mays, The Life, The Legend) by James S Hirsch. A very fascinating read, and for me it brought back memories of seeing Mays play at Candlestick when I was a kid.

 
October 31, 2011  07:17 PM ET
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If you haven't read it, be sure to read the autobiography of Willie Mays, (Willie Mays, The Life, The Legend) by James S Hirsch. A very fascinating read, and for me it brought back memories of seeing Mays play at Candlestick when I was a kid.

A windy Candlestick Park at that . Nobody played the game better , in the outfield , hitting , running the base paths , the Say Hey kid did it all . He's the best I've ever seen .

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