New York/ San Francisco Giants, 1951-72
Outstanding outfielder for the New York Giants (which in 1958, became the San Francisco Giants), Willie Mays was named Rookie of the Year in 1951 and, for over 20 years, drew admiration for his hitting, fielding, throwing and daring base-running. National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1954 and 1965, he was named to All-Star team every year from 1954 to 1973. With 660 career home runs, he ranks with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in achievement.
He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.Plaque location: AT&T Park