Willie Mays Is So Legendary That He’s Still Racking Up Stats As A 93-Year-Old

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Ninety-three, and my man is still putting up numbers!

It’s been over 50 years since the legendary Willie Mays competed in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game, but despite that, he’s slapping more stats into the record books. And that’s due to MLB deciding to incorporate Negro League statistics into their history, so technically, Mays got 10 more hits as a 93-year-old. That’s my narrative, and I’m sticking with it!

Mays landed those 10 hits as a member of the Birmingham Black Barons in 1948, according to the MLB. (RELATED: Some Baseball Players Have A Cannon … Japanese Outfielder Chusei Mannami Has An Outright Bazooka)

In the books, Mays’ record now stands at 3,293 hits.

As we all know, baseball once had a segregation problem, eventually ending in 1947. Then, Jackie Robinson became a Dodger as the first black player in MLB history.

Looking through Willie Mays stuff on Twitter, I found this old photo of him from the 1950s playing baseball in Harlem. It’s incredibly cool to me:

I love vintage stuff, and not just with sports.

Like the legendary Roger Stone, I have a collectible Richard Nixon bong (no, I don’t smoke out of it, lmao), which is my favorite vintage piece of mine. I also have old glass plates that were used at the 1968 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Miami Beach. Y’all know how much I love the Trey (and Nixon, whom my daughter Reagan is named after with one of her middle names). Now that I think about it, most of my vintage pieces are political.

Though, I’ve got some sports bangers too, but that Willie Mays Harlem piece, I definitely need to grab that — and get it autographed before he dies while we’re at it.