This day in history"On May 4, 1965, San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hits his 512th career home run to break Mel Ott’s National League record for home runs. Mays would finish his career with 660 home runs, good for third on the all-time list at the time of his retirement.
Willie Howard Mays was born May 6, 1931, in Westfield, Alabama. The "Say Hey Kid" learned baseball from his father, who played semi-professionally with a team from his steel mill. Willie joined the steel mill team at age 14, and then began his professional career at 16 with the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Southern League. He played home games for the Barons from 1948 to 1950, skipping road trips during the school year so he could attend high school. Upon graduation he was signed by the New York Giants, and made his debut at the Polo Grounds on May 25, 1951. Mays went hitless in his first 12 at-bats, hitting his first big league homer in his 13th. That season, he was named Rookie of the Year and helped the Giants to the National League pennant."
We txt message Nora who is going to school at SUNY Albany. We just so happen to be right across the street from the campus at The Hilton Garden Inn.
The boys are already wrestling on the bed and saying they are hungry. Good thing we paid for the Bed n Breakfast option...We got vouchers for breakfast in the morning.
On the eve before Cinco De Mayo, I wish I would brought some Corona, limes, and Tequila. The weekend is long, so I am sure there will be some Mexican food and spirits in there somewhere.
Where is Nora ?
Photo of the day "HGI"