Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds (L) laughs with godfather and Giants legend Willie Mays as Mays was introduced during the Giants Opening Day against the San Diego Padres 05 April 2002 in San Francisco, California. Bonds is the homerun season record holder for 73 homeruns. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Modern Stats Show Bonds, Mays Among 5 Most Valuable MLB Players Ever

The Bay Area is the epicenter of the sabermetrics boom, thanks largely to the Billy Beane ‘Moneyball’ movement in Oakland. However, the one of the most popular stats in modern baseball – Wins Above Replacement – suggests that two of the all-time greats played across the bay in San Francisco.


Willie Mays speaks at a ceremony for his 80th birthday before the San Francisco Giants against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on May 6, 2011 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wife Of Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies At 74

The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.


Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on May 29, 2012. This was Cabrera's 50th hit in May that set a new San Francisco Giants record for the most hits in the month of May. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cabrera Gets 50th Hit In May, Giants Defeat D-Backs

Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.


Hall of Fame Giant Willie Mays

Willie Mays Among Sports Greats Honored For Preventing Domestic Violence

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, four-time World Series winner Joe Torre and boxing champion Sergio Martinez were honored Thursday for their years of work helping to stop domestic violence.


Willie Mays speaks at a ceremony for his 80th birthday before the San Francisco Giants against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on May 6, 2011 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Say Hey! Willie Mays Celebrates 80th Birthday

The San Francisco Giants honored Willie Mays on his 80th birthday Friday night with a ceremony befitting a baseball legend.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

Willie Mays, center, visits PS 46 in Harlem, next to the site of the former Polo Grounds, where the new York Giants played before moving to San Francisco in 1958, on Jan. 21, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Mays, Giants World Series Trophy Visit New York City

Willie Mays sat on the stage of a grade school auditorium on the site of the old Polo Grounds, addressing a room full of attentive kids.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

Scenes from the 2010 World Series Championship Parade (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eye On The Bay: Giants Parade Highlights – 11/3/10

We’re celebrating the San Francisco Giants! Parade highlights, inside interview with Giants great Willie Mays, and fan stories from past and present. Liam Mayclem and Brian Hackney are showing off their Giants Pride! It’s all […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

Hall of Fame Giant Willie Mays

Mays Out Sick, Misses 1st World Series Pitch

Willie Mays was sick and missed throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the World Series opener.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010

Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval #48 react in the sixth inning of Game Four of the NLCS at AT&T Park on October 20, 2010. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Proud, Painful Giants History Paves Way For Title Run

When Willie McCovey scalded a liner that found Bobby Richardson’s glove at second to end the 1962 World Series, there was no way for San Franciscans to know that, 48 years later, the Giants still would never have won a Fall Classic in San Francisco.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010