The Say Hey Kid
"He was probably the best all-around player when you take everything into consideration. It seemed like that Willie never made a mistake," says Sandy Koufax about Willie Mays on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.
Willie Mays, the two-time MVP who hit 660 home runs and won 12 Gold Gloves, will be profiled on Wednesday, Sep. 29, at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.
The 20-year-old kid with the bright, boyish smile entered the majors tentatively, like a child peeking into a forbidden room. But he soon realized that he did indeed belong, that he wasn't an interloper.