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File- This Aug. 2, 1079 file photo shows baseball great Willie Mays and his wife, Mae sitting together on the A train in New York City. Mays announced his wife's death through the San Francisco Giants on Friday April 9, 2013. The couple had been married 41 years after they met during his playing years in New York. The team said Mrs. Mays died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Bay Area home after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

File- This Aug. 2, 1079 file photo shows baseball great Willie Mays and his wife, Mae sitting together on the A train in New York City. Mays announced his wife's death through the San Francisco Giants on Friday April 9, 2013. The couple had been married 41 years after they met during his playing years in New York. The team said Mrs. Mays died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Bay Area home after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

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