BASEBALL PLAYER

Willie Mays

1931 - Today

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Willie Howard Mays Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former professional baseball center fielder. He spent almost all of his 22-season Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants (1951–1952, 1954–1972) before finishing his career with the New York Mets (1972–1973). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willie Mays has received more than 3,204,286 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Willie Mays is the 14th most popular baseball player (up from 15th in 2019), the 4,813th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,524th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Baseball Player.

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  • 60.97

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  • 25

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  • 1.80

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  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among BASEBALL PLAYERS

Among baseball players, Willie Mays ranks 14 out of 70Before him are Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, and Ichiro Suzuki. After him are Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Roger Maris, and Walter Johnson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Willie Mays ranks 263Before him are Ichirō Nagai, Joel Antônio Martins, Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Bob Shaw, and Hal Needham. After him are Mordecai Richler, Michel Deville, Bernard Panafieu, Wynton Kelly, Hans Alfredson, and Paavo Haavikko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willie Mays ranks 4,813 out of 15,968Before him are Kaley Cuoco (1985), Nicholas Pileggi (1933), Joe Montana (1956), Donna Tartt (1963), William Hickey (1927), and Seraphim Rose (1934). After him are Bob Gale (1951), Francis Spellman (1889), Michael C. Hall (1971), Michael Peña (1976), Diane Venora (1952), and Mary Agnes Chase (1869).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Willie Mays ranks 11Before him are Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Yogi Berra (1925). After him are Sandy Koufax (1935), Nolan Ryan (1947), Alex Rodriguez (1975), Barry Bonds (1964), Roger Maris (1934), and Walter Johnson (1887).