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Babe Ruth was about 7 years old when he started to play baseball at the school his parents placed him in. St. Mary's Industrial School (Baltimore), an institution for underprivileged boys is were he learned to play baseball, and he was good. He began to play semiprofessional ball in Pennsylvania and was signed by the Baltimore Orioles (International League) in 1914. That same year he was sold as a pitcher to the Boston Red Sox of the American League.

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Mays started playing Baseball as a young child. He joined the New York Giants in 1951 at the age of 20.

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Mays played his entire career with the New York/San Francisco Giants (1951-52, 1954-1972) and the New York Mets (1972-73).

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What team did Willie Mays play for before the New York Giants?

Willie Mays started his baseball career playing for the New York Giants. He made his major league debut on May 25, 1951


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Mays played for the Trenton Giants of the Interstate League in 1950 at the age of 19. He batted .353 in 81 games.


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How many baseball seasons did Willie Mays play?

Willie played in the Negro Leagues for the Chattanooga Choo Choos and Birmingham Black Barons in the late 1940s and in the minors for the Trenton Giants in 1950 and Minneapolis Millers in 1951 before being called up to the New York Giants in May, 1951.


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Willie Mays played 22 seasons in MLB: 1951-1952 and 1954-1971: New York/San Francisco Giants 1972: San Francisco Giants and New York Mets 1973: New York Mets


How many world series did Willie Mays play in?

20 ... 17 for the Giants (1951, 1954, 1962) and 3 for the Mets (1973).


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Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays were never teammates but they did play against each other.


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Who did Willie Mays play for before retierment?

None today as Willie Mays has been retired since 1973. When Mays did play in the Major Leagues, Willie played for the New York Giants from 1951 thru 1957, moved with the team to San Francisco and played for the Giants from 1958 thru part of 1972 and then was traded to the New York Mets on May 11, 1972 and played with the Mets in 1973 as well. Mays also played for the "Birmingham Black Barons" of the Negro Leagues in 1948-9 prior to having his contract bought by the Giants in 1950 after he graduated high school.


What positions did Willie Mays play?

Willie Mays was an outfielder, and played a lot in center. Late in his career he did play first base from time to time.