Willie Mays Painting
interview are 5 feet by 6 feet and the famous Willie Mays “Catch” was approximately 3 1/2 feet by 8 feet. Like the paintings you see above, they were all painted with acrylic and on unstretched canvas.
Willie Mays interview All Star Game
Wille Mays Famous Catch
Grounds in New York. It was September 29, 1954. score was tied 2–2 in the top of the 8th
inning. Vic Wertz was at bat. The count to two balls and one strike, Wertz hits
a ball approximately 420 feet to deep center field. Willie Mays, who was
playing in shallow center field, made an on-the-run, over-the-shoulder catch on
the warning track to make the out. Having caught the ball, he immediately spun
and threw the ball to hold a runner, who was at second, from scoring. If Willie had not made “The Catch” the two base runners would have been able to score and the game would have been at 4 to 2 in favor of the Indians. The play saved the game and the New York Giants went on to win the game and eventually the World Series in four straight games.
Some of the more interesting facts about Willie is Mays is that he won two MVP awards and shares the record of most All-Star Games played (24) with Hank Aaron & Stan Musial. Ted Williams said, “They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays.” Mays ended his career with 660 home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time. He was a center fielder and won a record-tying 2 Gold Gloves starting the year the award was introduced six seasons into his career. In 1979 Willie Mays was inducted into MLB Hall of Fame on the first vote