Willie Mays

Position
Center Fielder
Years
1951-1973
Hall Rating
337
Hall of Fame (1979 via BBWAA)
Inductee
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Willie Mays Photo
Peak
71%
Longevity
29%

One of just four players in history (the others being Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, and Walter Johnson) with 110 wins above average, Willie Mays could simply do it all. His 809.1 batting runs are 10th all time while his 184.5 defensive runs rank sixth. His 77.2 baserunning runs rank him 13th all time. In fact, he’s the only player in history to rank in the top 30 in all three categories (Barry Bonds is the only other player in the top 50 of each).

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
156.6 110.5 158.6 111.3
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
809 77 -8 185 -19
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1951 NYG (SFG) 1.9 4.0
1952 NYG (SFG) 0.7 1.3
1954 NYG (SFG) 8.2 10.6
1955 NYG (SFG) 6.7 9.1
1956 NYG (SFG) 5.0 7.6
1957 NYG (SFG) 5.8 8.3
1958 SFG 7.8 10.3
1959 SFG 5.3 7.8
1960 SFG 7.0 9.5
1961 SFG 6.2 8.7
1962 SFG 7.9 10.5
1963 SFG 8.0 10.6
1964 SFG 8.5 11.0
1965 SFG 8.8 11.2
1966 SFG 6.7 9.0
1967 SFG 2.4 4.4
1968 SFG 4.2 6.3
1969 SFG 1.5 3.1
1970 SFG 3.3 5.2
1971 SFG 4.5 6.3
1972 2 teams 0.9 1.8
1972 SFG 0.0 0.2
1972 NYM 0.9 1.6
1973 NYM -0.8 0.0
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
1979
94.7%
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Tris Speaker (282) 437
Hank Aaron (298) 504
Barry Bonds (364) 546
Ty Cobb (320) 566
Honus Wagner (285) 650
Stan Musial (264) 655
Rogers Hornsby (290) 670
Eddie Collins (254) 706
Mickey Mantle (240) 719
Mel Ott (227) 737
Alex Rodriguez (246) 739
Albert Pujols (211) 836
Frank Robinson (212) 848
Cap Anson (216) 875
Nap Lajoie (228) 892
Rickey Henderson (232) 895
Jimmie Foxx (205) 924
Mike Schmidt (228) 937
Ted Williams (280) 956
Lou Gehrig (241) 959