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Happy 40th Anniversary: Willie Mays' 660th homer

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Hall of Famer Willie Mays is one of baseball's greatest players in history. Yes, we know this, but it doesn't hurt to say it from time to time. He's fourth on the all-time home run list behind Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth with 660 homers.

August 17 happens to be a big day in baseball history, regarding Mays and his homers. It was on Aug. 17, 1966 that Mays surpassed Jimmie Foxx for -- at the time -- second on the all-time list behind Ruth. And then, exactly seven years later and 40 years ago, Mays hit his final home run. No. 660.

And though it's no homer, just for fun let's post perhaps Mays' most famous play:

Say Hey!

 
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