Willie Mays "The Catch" Colorized 11x14 Photograph (SG Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Willie Mays, the "Say Hey Kid" played with enthusiasm and exuberance while excelling in all phases of the game - hitting for average and power, fielding, throwing and base running. His amazing career statistics include 3,283 hits and 660 home runs. The Giants' superstar earned National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1951 and two MVP awards. He accumulated 12 Gold Gloves, played in a record-tying 24 All-Star games and participated in four World Series. And over 60 years ago, Hall of Famer Willie Mays made "The Catch". It came in New York's Polo Grounds, in the first game of the 1954 World Series. With the score tied late in the game, Indians first baseman Vic Wertz clubbed a long drive to deep centerfield at the Polo Grounds. At the crack of the bat, Mays turned his back to the plate, raced for the outfield wall, glanced up at the last minute, and pulled the ball in over his shoulder. Nearly 430 feet from the plate, he whirled and threw on a line to the infield. The play killed the Indians threat, and the Giants went on to win the game and sweep the Series, the last Giants World Series victory before their 2010 "Torture" Championship. The photograph of this timeless play is one of the most famous in baseball history. We made this colorized version of that photograph part of our SG ignature Series that includes Sports Gallery Exclusive laser-engraved facsimile signatures. This beauty features Willie's unique autograph, along with "THE CATCH" and the details of this famous catch. Measuring approximately 20"w x 16" h (framed), this beauty is a unique piece of Sports Art celebrating not only an iconic athlete but an unforgettable sports moment. Quality Framed with black wood moulding, glass and classici matting this display makes a great gift for any Giants...or Willie...fan!