William Howard was born on 6 May 1931 is a former English footballer who played most of his career with New York and San Francisco Giants before the New York Mets.
Mays won two MVP awards and tied a record with 24 appearances in the All Star Game. He finished his career with 660 home runs, third on his retirement and currently fourth all-time.
His father Mays exposed to baseball at an early age, and at the age of five he played catch with his father. At age 10, Mays was allowed to sit on the bench of their fathers, Industrial League.
Mays went on to perform at a high level for each of the last three years the Giants were in New York City. The Giants won the National League pennant in 1962, with Mays led the team in eight offensive categories.