Baseball Star Willie Mays Dies At 93 and About Death Cause

Willie Mays

A baseball star player Willie Mays, known for his high power, speed, and defensive skill, dies on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93. 

He had a 22-year career with the team San Francisco Giants, and he made numerous honors including 660 home runs, 12 Gold Glove Awards, and two MVP awards. He was a pioneer for African American players in Major League Baseball and inspired many players and fans. Mays was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 and will be remembered for his lasting impact on baseball and society.

What Is The Cause Of Death Willie Mays?

Willie Mays, the legendary baseball player, died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93 due to congestive heart failure. On June 18, Willie Mays, the famous baseball player dies at the age of 93.  San Francisco Giants announced his death on social media, and the cause of death was complications of congestive heart failure.

Where Is The Place Of Funeral Of Willie Mays?

Willie Mays’s funeral was held at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings, Nebraska. The funeral of Willie Mays was attended by family, friends, and fellow baseball legends who came to pay their respects to the baseball icon 

The tribute to ‘Willie Mays” was held at the Oakland Coliseum, this is the stadium where Willie Mays hit his last shot. 

There was a moment of silence was done before the A’s- Royals game.

Who Was Willie Mays And About His Family

Willie Mays was a famous baseball well-known for his incredible power, speed, and defensive skills, who was passed away on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93 due to congestive heart failure. Willie Mays started his basketball career in the Negro Leagues, and he plays for the Birmingham Black Barons in 1948. Mays made his main league debut in 1951 and quickly became a star, and won the National League’s Rookie of the Year award that year.

Achievements and Legacy

Mays’ remarkable career was marked by numerous honors, including:

  • 660 home runs, ranking sixth all-time
  • 3,283 hits, ranking 12th
  • 12 Gold Glove Awards for fielding excellence
  • 24 All-Star Game appearances
  • Two MVP awards
  • Four stolen base titles

Family

The parents of Willie Mays were Cat Mays (father) and Annie Satterwhite (mother). His parents were not married and got separated when he was 3 years old. Mays was raised by his father Cat and two aunts, Sarah and Ernestine.

In 1956, Wille Mays married his first wife, Marguerite Wendell Chapman. And they adopted a in 1959 son named Michael, but they separated in 1962 and divorced in 1963.

Mays married his second wife in 1970, Mae Louise Allen. They were together till her death in 2013 after  Alzheimer’s disease.

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