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Willie Mays celebrates 80th birthday

Updated: May 7, 2011, 3:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Say Hey Kid is as popular as ever.

The San Francisco Giants honored Willie Mays on his 80th birthday Friday night with a ceremony befitting a baseball legend, complete with a celebratory letter from President Barack Obama and a video tribute that included everyone from commissioner Bud Selig to singer Tony Bennett.

Mays was driven on a golf cart from center field to the mound and received a roaring standing ovation from a sellout crowd of more than 42,000 at AT&T ...

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