Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy birthday, Cuban Leaguer Willie Mays

Happy birthday, Willie Mays.

On this date (May 6) in 1931, Hall of Famer Willie Howard Mays was born.

We're used to seeing photos of Mays with the Giants or Mets or even the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues.

But you might not be as used to seeing Mays wearing an Almendares uniform in the Cuban League.

He was on the Almendares roster for the 1950-51 season.

But he he never played because of a leg injury.

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