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soldierant

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Wed Jun 19, 2024, 04:06 PM Jun 19

Willie Mays died yesterday... [View all]

https://theconversation.com/saying-a-final-goodbye-to-willie-mays-baseballs-say-hey-kid-220173

I seldom follow sports, but as a native of San Francisco, I did note this.

Short quot from link:

Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. His journey from the segregated Deep South of his childhood to being honored by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom spans much of America’s racial history in the 20th and early 21st century.
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