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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 26, 2004
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who played his first professional game in Hagerstown, will return to the city for a reception in his honor Aug. 9 at the Clarion Hotel. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $50, go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and can be ordered by contacting the Hagerstown Suns at 301-791-6266. The day Mays finished high school in June 1950, he signed with the New York Giants and was assigned to their Class B team in Trenton, N.J. His first game was in Hagerstown against the Hagerstown Braves.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
A man accused of being part of a group that beat a man to death in West Baltimore "acted as any other father would" and maintains his innocence, his lawyer said Monday,. "What he did not do is murder the man," attorney Thomas J. Maronick, Jr., said. His client, Willie Mayes, 59, is accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2 death of Donald Robinson, 52, in Reservoir Hill. Baltimore police said Mayes, his 19-year-old daughter, Latiqwa Mayes, and two teenage strangers ganged up on Robinson after Latiqwa screamed out that Robinson had raped her. Latiqwa Mayes was also charged with murder as was Kwan Blackburn and Malik Antonio Hampton-Cummings, both 17. "What my client was doing what any father would do, trying to protect his daughter," Maronick said.
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By CARL M. CANNON | August 20, 1995
Washington -- I love baseball, and like all true fans, I mourned the passing last week of Mickey Mantle, the great Yankee center fielder. But I found something missing in the nation's reaction to Mantle's death. It almost seemed as if I were in one of those futuristic Hollywood thrillers in which a time traveler makes some alteration in the environment -- and changes the future.Amid the odes-to-the-Mick and laments of Lost Innocence by the bow-tied, baseball-is-Americana crowd, I kept listening for two lyrical words that would reassure me that I was in the real world, that the nation's past had not somehow been altered.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
Derek Jeter continues to move up the all-time hits list, and for the second time this season he passed an Orioles great Tuesday night. Jeter's leadoff home run against the White Sox's Francisco Liriano in Chicago was the Yankee shortstop's 3,256th career hit, moving him past Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for sole possession of 11th place on the all-time list. On June 29, Jeter passed Cal Ripken Jr. (3,184) for sole possession of 13th on the list with a double that also came in the first inning of a game against the White Sox. With the Orioles' most prolific hitters out of the way, Willie Mays (3,283)
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - It was 1950 when baseball great Willie Mays made his minor league debut at the humble ballpark here to catcalls and racial jeers. He hit two doubles and a home run. Almost no one applauded. Years passed, and this blue-collar town in Western Maryland wanted to make amends with the Giants' legendary center fielder. When a reluctant Mays returned last summer, after turning down earlier invitations, Mayor William M. Breichner publicly apologized to the 73-year-old Hall of Famer and promised to name a street in his honor.
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August 10, 2002
755 Hank Aaron Hit 600th HR:April 27, 1971 Hit 500th HR:July 14, 1968 714 Babe Ruth Hit 600th HR: April 21, 1931 Hit 500th HR: Aug. 11, 1929 660 Willie Mays Hit 600th HR: Sept. 22, 1969 Hit 500th HR: Sept. 13, 1965 600 Barry Bonds Willie Mays Hit 600th HR: Aug. 9, 2002 Hit 500th HR: April 17, 2001
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August 30, 1993
The Kansas City Royals' George Brett yesterday stole his 200th base, putting him into an exclusive club of players with 200 steals, 3,000 hits and 300 home runs:Player.. .. .. ..SB .. .. ..Hits .. .. .. ..HRHank Aaron .. ..240 .. .. .3,771 .. .. .. .755George Brett ...200 .. .. .3,123 .. .. .. .312Willie Mays .. .338 .. .. .3,283 .. .. .. .660
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By RAY FRAGER | January 6, 2009
Prime 9 6 p.m. [MLB Network] The new channel's show picking all-time top nines runs consecutive programs on best center fielders and top home runs. I haven't seen either yet, but I'll go with Willie Mays and Bobby Thomson. You say Joe DiMaggio (left) and Bill Mazeroski. Or maybe Ken Griffey Jr. and Kirk Gibson. In any case, you can argue with your television from 6 to 7.
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July 6, 1997
In the record booksOrioles who hold All-Star Game records:Most triples in a career, 3, Brooks Robinson (tied with Willie Mays)Most home runs allowed in a game, 3, Jim Palmer in 1977Most home runs allowed in an inning, 2, Milt Pappas in 1965 and Jim Palmer in 1977 (tied with 10 others)Most bases on balls in a career, 7, Jim PalmerMost games played by a third baseman, 18, Brooks RobinsonMost career putouts by a third baseman, 11, Brooks RobinsonMost putouts by a game by a third baseman, 4, Brooks Robinson in 1966 (tied with George Kell)
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April 25, 1999
Quote: "Are we going into the market? No way, unless Willie Mays wants to get into shape. There's no way you can go into the market to rectify this." -- Giants general manager Brian Sabean, on losing Barry Bonds to injury.It's a fact: The Astros' Jeff Bagwell's infield single yesterday is his only hit since homering three times on Thursday.Who's hot: The Padres' Tony Gwynn has a 13-game hitting streak.Who's not: The Pirates have 15 errors in 16 games.On deck: The Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield and the Dodgers' Darren Dreifort square off tonight, each going for his fourth victory.
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November 15, 2009
On November 12, 2009 WILLIE MAY WYLIE. Friends may call at the Millers Metropolitan Chapel, 1639 N. Broadway on Sunday, November 15 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Monday, November 16 family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. t o 10:30. Funeral services to follow at the Morningstar Baptist Church of Christ, 1063 W. Fayette St. Interment Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 6, 2009
Prime 9 6 p.m. [MLB Network] The new channel's show picking all-time top nines runs consecutive programs on best center fielders and top home runs. I haven't seen either yet, but I'll go with Willie Mays and Bobby Thomson. You say Joe DiMaggio (left) and Bill Mazeroski. Or maybe Ken Griffey Jr. and Kirk Gibson. In any case, you can argue with your television from 6 to 7.
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By CHILDS WALKER | May 9, 2006
For two seasons, Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells led a dual existence. In the real world, his power and defensive skills made him one of the American League's best at his position. But in the fantasy world, Wells was a real, if not whopping, disappointment. That's what happens when you hit .317 with 33 homers and 117 RBIs at age 24 and then post an average line of .271 with 25 homers and 82 RBIs in your next two seasons. Wells further ticked off fantasy owners when he promised to steal more bases and didn't follow through (nagging injuries were partly to blame)
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By DAVID STEELE | May 8, 2005
IT APPEARS THAT some residents and officials in Hagerstown are concerned that in the wake of the nasty squashing of every last attempt to name something after Willie Mays, the city will be portrayed around the country in an unflattering light. Can't see that happening. There probably won't be a single suggestion to name the city stadium after a baseball figure more reflective of Hagerstown's attitudes -- like John Rocker or Ty Cobb. Or to name a street "Not Willie Mays Or Anyone That Looks Like Him Boulevard."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and Jason Song and JoAnna Daemmrich and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
Willie Mays played one game in Hagerstown 55 years ago. Efforts to honor him today are straining relationships in the old-fashioned, working-class community in Western Maryland. The local newspaper has been flooded with angry letters. The mayor has been cornered on the streets. An African-American candidate is so upset by the outcry, and by getting two letters she describes as threatening, that she now has a bodyguard. This week City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner withdrew a compromise plan to name the field at Municipal Stadium for Mays, saying that what was intended to be a gesture of reconciliation had instead stirred anew old divisions in the city.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | April 23, 2005
Baseball great Willie Mays is not offended that angry veterans blocked Hagerstown's attempt to make amends for the racial jeers he experienced at his 1950 minor league debut there by renaming a street in his honor. Saying he has long since gotten over past insults, the Giants' legendary center fielder said yesterday that he understands why the blue-collar city in Western Maryland heeded veterans' objections to changing Memorial Boulevard to "Willie Mays Way." "I think veterans who go to war and come back have the right to say what's on their mind," Mays, 73, said in a telephone interview from his home in Atherton, Calif.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
The question seemed reasonable at the time: Why would a hard-working chap such as Bob Ricker plunk down 25 of his hard-earned dollars to get the autograph of a baseball player who retired from the game when he was just 6 years old?Because the player in question is Willie Mays, one of the greatest ever."Sure, it [the autographed baseball] is a collectors item, but there's only one Willie Mays," said Ricker, 26, a sales representative from White Marsh. "I mean, Willie Mays' career speaks for itself."
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
Derek Jeter continues to move up the all-time hits list, and for the second time this season he passed an Orioles great Tuesday night. Jeter's leadoff home run against the White Sox's Francisco Liriano in Chicago was the Yankee shortstop's 3,256th career hit, moving him past Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for sole possession of 11th place on the all-time list. On June 29, Jeter passed Cal Ripken Jr. (3,184) for sole possession of 13th on the list with a double that also came in the first inning of a game against the White Sox. With the Orioles' most prolific hitters out of the way, Willie Mays (3,283)
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - It was 1950 when baseball great Willie Mays made his minor league debut at the humble ballpark here to catcalls and racial jeers. He hit two doubles and a home run. Almost no one applauded. Years passed, and this blue-collar town in Western Maryland wanted to make amends with the Giants' legendary center fielder. When a reluctant Mays returned last summer, after turning down earlier invitations, Mayor William M. Breichner publicly apologized to the 73-year-old Hall of Famer and promised to name a street in his honor.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 26, 2004
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who played his first professional game in Hagerstown, will return to the city for a reception in his honor Aug. 9 at the Clarion Hotel. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $50, go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and can be ordered by contacting the Hagerstown Suns at 301-791-6266. The day Mays finished high school in June 1950, he signed with the New York Giants and was assigned to their Class B team in Trenton, N.J. His first game was in Hagerstown against the Hagerstown Braves.
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