Willie Mays Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player. He was born in Westfield, Alabama on May 6, 1931. Mays began playing professional baseball after the game was desegregated. He was a center fielder for the New Yorks Giants in 1951 after playing in the minor leagues for only two seasons. On April 30, 1961, the world watched as Mays hit four home runs in one game. Mays played with the Giants until 1972. He was then traded to the New York Mets and he retired in 1973. He was nicknamed the "Say Hey Kid". He shares the record of the most All- Star games played with Stan Musial and Hank Aaron. Some of his accomplishments during his career include, NL MVP in 1954 and 1965. He is a 12 time Gold Glove award winner. Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.