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