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Willie Mays of the New York Giants heads toward first as he starts circle of bases on pinch hit homer for National League in fourth inning of annual all-star game in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 1956. Ken Boyer, St. Louis Cardinals’ infielder on first when Mays batted for Cincinnati’s Gus Bell, is nearing second base afield, American Leaguers, including New York Yankees whitey ford who had relieved starter Billy Pierce, are identified at their various positions. (AP Photo)

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Running at top speed with his back to the plate, New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays gets under a 450-foot blast off the bat of Cleveland first baseman Vic Wertz to pull the ball down in front of the bleachers wall in the eighth inning of the World Series opener at the Polo Grounds in New York on September 29, 1954. In making the miraculous catch with two runners on base, Willie came within a step of crashing into the wall. The Giants won 5-2. (AP Photo)

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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)

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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)

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Hall of Famer Willie Mays tips his cap during introductions for Game 1 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2012. (Associated Press/The Sacramento Bee)

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President Obama and baseball legend Willie Mays hold an autographed San Francisco Giants jersey at the White House on Monday. Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) presented Mr. Obama with the jersey while his team was honored for its 2010 World Series championship. (Associated Press)