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Willie Mays love-fest at dedication of new Atherton Little League field

Original post made on May 12, 2015

Atherton resident Willie Mays was the subject of a grand slam of loving tributes on Saturday, May 9, as Homer Field at Willie Mays Ballpark officially opened in Holbrook-Palmer Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:59 AM

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Posted by A Willie Mays Fan
a resident of another community
on May 12, 2015 at 5:34 pm

What a heart warming story! I met Mr. Mays and his lovely wife a number of years go. He was always so gracious, kind and humble. On the playing field, he was grace, strength, precision and pure talent. The legacy he has left for these young ball players, as well as current professionals, is huge! What a special place to play America's game - congratulations Atherton. Say Hey Kid, you are the best!

Posted by David
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 13, 2015 at 7:59 am

This is a wonderful, storybook ending to a long saga. The Little League was forced to jump through hoop after hoop to donate this ballpark, and up until the end there were adversaries who thought the project would be a disaster. The naysayers could not have been more wrong. By all accounts, this is a beautiful addition to our Town that will be treasured for generations. Thank you to everyone who donated time and money to bring us this A-MAYS-ING gift!

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