In this excerpt from “Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend,” the Hall of Fame center fielder makes “The Catch,” one of the greatest plays in baseball history.

Source: Book excerpt: ‘Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend


say heyThe term “five-tool player” is used in baseball terminology to describe a player with phenomenal skills. One who can hit for power, hit for average, field, throw and have speed. Some who come to mind in my lifetime are Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey Jr. just to name a few.