On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

OTD May 6 - Willie Mays
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Baseball Digest

1931: Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays, who spent the majority of his major-league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets, is born in Westfield, Alabama. Mays won two MVP awards and tied Stan Musial's record with 24 appearances in the All-Star Game. He ended his career with 660 home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time, won a record-tying 12 Gold Gloves, was named the 1951 National League Rookie of the Year, and won a World Series title in 1954 with the Giants.

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