Today in Baseball History – January 17th

Today in Baseball History – January 17th

January 17, 1970

Willie Mays is named the 1960s Player of the Decade by The Sporting News.

During the decade, Mays hit 350 home runs four times hitting more than 40 with a high of 52 in 1965. He was the 1965 NL MVP. He was also a 10-time All-Star and 9-time Gold Glove winner during the decade.

Born on this day:

1931 Don Zimmer

1960 Chili Davis


About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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