It doesn’t seem possible, but Willie Mays is pushing 80. The Sey Hey Kid hasn’t been a kid for a long time now. He hasn’t played in a big league game in 37 years, but he’s back in the news again. His new book is out and it’s in a lot of fans’ Christmas plans, especially those who watched him in the Bay Area from the late 50s through the early 70s.
In fact, it’ll cost you a couple hundred bucks to get Willie’s name written inside. Apparently, though, the proceeds are going to charity.
The book runs less than $20 and it’s apparently a pretty good read.
Mays appeared at a northern California bookstore recently where wide-eyed fans who’d never witnessed one of his less than pleasant moments at card shows were lining up with cash in hand…and a few were even shedding tears, according to this story in the Press-Democrat.
You can check out a sneak peek of the book here