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Willie Mays


And Willie Mays, too.
Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  popular U.S. baseball player thought by many to be the greatest all-around player of all-time (b. 1931)
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  • And Willie Mays, too.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The happiest story being the one about Willie Mays’s very last at-bat in the Minor Leagues, before he went up to the New York Giants and immortality.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Who can tell me who Willie Mays is?
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He looked around with sort of an impressed nod, gazing at some of the pottery, a black-and-gold satin baseball jacket from Willie Mays, my terrace with its view of the bay.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Haven’t you ever seen Willie Mays?
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He hears a group of fans chanting Say Hey Willie and of course those are Giant fans and that’s Willie Mays they’re singing his praises.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • If I’d tried it, he would have smiled and dismissed the subject with a wave of his big hand and said, "Aw!" and then, to change the subject, "How about that Willie Mays!
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Willie Mays is…. colored.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Willie Mays.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The title was The Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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  • I could understand the class not knowing Richard Nixon, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, or Alexander the Great, but I could not see how black children living in the latter half of the twentieth century could fail to know Sidney Poitier, Wilt Chamberlain, or Willie Mays.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He held the cold, limp hand that had thrown the pitch that had struck out Willie Mays, that had betrayed the old man’s stoic ways by giving him a squeeze.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Willie Mays.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Willie Mays [8] , Jackie Robinson [5] , Babe Ruth [6] , Lou Gehrig [7] , Hank Aaron [8] , Ted Williams [8] , Yogi Berra [9]
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