Mays's blast provides the deciding run in win over Giants.
WIllie Mays, clad in the orange and blue of the New York Mets, came back to the city where he made his name on this date in 1972.
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TWIB looks back All Star Games past, plus all the action from the '77 Midsummer Classic, and Nolan Ryan's diva behavior will not be tolerated.
On May 14, 1972, Willie Mays, playing his first game with the Mets, hit a go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. It was his first hit with the Mets and it gave his new team a 5-4 lead over — you guessed it — his old team, the Giants.
On May 11, 1972, the Mets sent pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000 in cash to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Willie Mays.