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274 average in 121 games. His play and enthusiasm sparked the Giants to the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff. " They went from 13 games behind the hated Dodgers on August 11 to beating them in the playoffs on Bobby Thomson's ("The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!") homer. He appeared in 34 games in 1952 before being entering the Army, where for 21 months the draftee swung his bat more than he shot his rifle, as he played in some 180 games. The anticipation was overwhelming for the Say Hey Kid's return in 1954. He didn't disappoint. In his first full season, he earned the MVP by leading the majors with a . 345 average, hitting 41 homers, knocking in 110 runs and scoring 119 (the first of 12 consecutive seasons with at least 100 runs). Mays' unbelievable back to the plate catch of Wertz's 450 foot blast saved the first game of the World Series and spurred the Giants to a stunning sweep of the favored Cleveland Indians. The next season Mays became just the seventh player in history to Adidas Gazelle Og Black White Suede Mens Trainers
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orm. "When they throw the ball, I hit it," he said. "When they hit the ball, I catch it. "Mays was born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Ala. , a grimy steel mill town near the outskirts of Birmingham. Even before he was old enough to walk, his father, Willie Sr. , rolled a ball back and forth with him. When dad stopped, Willie cried. After his parents divorced when he was a toddler, Mays lived with an aunt in nearby Fairfield. He was raised in a state of segregation at the movies, at restaurants, at bathrooms that were marked "colored" and "white. "His father, who lived nearby, and an uncle oversaw Willie's athletic development. "I never saw a boy who loved baseball the way Willie always did," his father said.
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)In San Francisco, though Mays continued to play brilliantly, he wasn't revered the way he had been in New York.
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