Willie Howard Mays, Jr., In Bronze 2000

Willie Mays Statue In Front Of Main Entrance
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The statue of Willie Howard Mays, Jr. lay at the main entrance to the ballpark. It faced out at the corner of 4th and King Streets where two trolley lines crossed and where the Caltrain Station could disembark 1,000 fans at a time. The statue stood on a baseball design made of bricks and concrete in the walkway.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:07:27 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3389
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Side View With Public House Behind
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The statue of Willie Howard Mays, Jr. seen from one side with the Public House and Lefty O'Doul bridge behind.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:07:39 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3390
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The Sign Outlined His History
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A sign on the far other side of the statue outlined his life:

Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
"The say hey kid"

New York N.L., San Francisco N.L., New York, N.L., 1951-1973
One of baseball's most colorful and exciting stars. Excelled in
all phases of the game. Third in homers (660), runs (2,062)
and total bases (6,066); seventh in hits (3283) and RBI's(1903). First in
putouts by outfielder (7,095). First to top both 300 homers and 300
steals. Led league in batting once, slugging five times, home
runs and steals four seasons. Voted N.L. MVP in 1954 and 1965.
Played in 24 All-Star games --a record.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:08:24 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3393
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Close-Up Of Face Gazing Toward Sky
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A close up of the Willie Howard Mays, Jr. statue's face. Here gazing upward at the sky into which his just hit ball had flown.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:08:59 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3396
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Front Of His Face With Palm Trees Behind
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The front of the face of Willie Howard Mays, Jr. with palm trees behind.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:04 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3397
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Midsection Twisted Having Just Hit Ball
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The midsection of the statue, twisted because he had just hit a ball.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:16 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3399
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His Feet
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His feet. Left foot flat on the ground, his right foot extended, with a bit of the bat visible above.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:23 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3400
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His Hand Loosely Gripped The Bat
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His hand loosely gripped the bat as if he were about to release it and run the bases.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:31 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3401
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The Tip Of The Bat Buried
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The tip of the bat appeared buried in the ground.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:49 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3403
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Cleats Visible On Trailing Foot
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Cleats were just visible on the bottom of his trailing right foot.


Willie Howard Mays, Jr. external link In Bronze 2000   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located at 4th and King Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:54 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3404
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