Watch: HBO Releases Trailer For Willie Mays Documentary
Willie Mays, one of the San Francisco Giants’ greatest players, is telling the story of his career with the help of HBO Sports.
Willie Mays’ life is a beacon of the “American Dream,” intersecting with a transformative era of the Black American experience. Mays transfixed fans from coast to coast with his style, jubilant persona and contagious smile, and helped to erode racial barriers and move the sport of baseball, and the American dialog, forward.
Included in the documentary are interviews with his son Michael Mays, godson Barry Bonds, Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, the late baseball legend Vin Scully, Mays’ biographer John Shea, and more.
“I have worked hard and been fortunate to do many amazing things over the course of my life, and I am excited and proud that the people who see this film, including younger fans who never saw me play, will have the chance to relive this great journey with me and have a few laughs along the way,” Mays said in a press release. “Watching this documentary brought a proud and grateful smile to my face, and I hope everyone else enjoys it too.”
Between his time in New York and San Francisco, the two-time MVP made 24 appearances in the MLB All-Star game and was awarded the Gold Glove 12 times over the course of his career.
The documentary debuts Thursday, Oct. 27 at the 2022 UrbanWorld Film Festival in New York. The documentary is scheduled to air on HBO at 9 p.m. PST Tuesday, Nov. 8.
660 home runs. 12 Gold Gloves. And one of the greatest plays in baseball history.#SayHeyWillieMays, an @HBO original documentary that follows the legendary superstar’s iconic career and trailblazing influence in and out of the sport, premieres November 8 on @HBOMax. pic.twitter.com/p7N8BV05Wm
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 26, 2022