Known as the Say Hey Kid, Willie Mays started off playing baseball in sandlots but grew up to become a baseball legend. When he joined the NY Giants, black players were still uncommon. But Willie Mays proved that baseball was just as much his sport as anyone's. His famous catches, amazing throwing arm, & record-setting home run average propelled Mays to the top of the league, & then on to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Willie Mays showed the world that when it came to being a great ball player, color didn't matter. This full-color illus. children's book tells his story in delightful verse: Say, what was that they they yelled each time you d make the pitcher pay? Say hey, Willie. Say hey. Includes a concise biography of Willie Mays.