Willie Mays and the Giants on his birthday

Willie Mays played 16 games over 15 years on his birthday for the New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, and the New York Mets.

He was not a May 6 Hall of Famer.

# PA AB H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SF IBB GDP
16 Ind. Games 58 51 13 3 3 7 6 7 .255 .328 .490 .818 1 1 1
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Generated 5/7/2013.

The Giants were 6-10 on games played on his birthday.

Here’s how Willie celebrated each year

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB CS Pos
1 1952-05-06 NYG STL L 4-9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 CF
2 1954-05-06 NYG CIN L 4-5 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 CF
3 1955-05-06 NYG PIT L 2-3 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 CF
4 1956-05-06 (1) NYG STL L 4-5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 CF
5 1956-05-06 (2) NYG STL W 5-4 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 CF
6 1957-05-06 NYG CHC L 2-6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CF
7 1958-05-06 SFG PIT W 7-0 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 CF
8 1960-05-06 SFG PIT W 5-1 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 CF
9 1962-05-06 SFG CHC W 7-3 4 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 CF
10 1964-05-06 SFG CHC L 2-4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 CF
11 1966-05-06 SFG STL W 4-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 CF
12 1967-05-06 SFG PIT L 5-6 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 CF
13 1968-05-06 SFG HOU L 2-10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 CF
14 1969-05-06 SFG STL L 0-3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 CF
15 1972-05-06 SFG PHI W 3-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 PH
16 1973-05-06 NYM HOU L 8-14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CF
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Generated 5/7/2013.

The Giants have gone 21-15 on Willie’s birthday in the post-Mays era

  • On May 6, 1973 – The Giants swept a double header from the Cubs, 11-9 in 12 on a walkoff homer by Bobby Bonds, and 4-3
  • On May 6, 1974 – DNP
  • On May 6, 1975 – The Giants behind Pete Falcone defeated the Braves, 7-1
  • On May 6, 1976 – DNP
  • On May 6, 1977 – The Giants beat the Mets, 5-3. Lynn McGlothen went the distance.
  • On May 6, 1978 – The Giants beat the Cubs, 2-1, in 12.
  • On May 6, 1979 – The Mets beat the Giants, 5-4.
  • On May 6, 1980 – The Cardinals beat Giants, 10-7.
  • On May 6, 1981 – The Giants beat the Mets, 6-4.
  • On May 6, 1982 – The Giants beat the Mets, 5-3.
  • On May 6, 1983 – The Giants beat the Cards, 2-1.
  • On May 6, 1984 – The Giants beat the Cards, 3-2.
  • On May 6, 1985 – The Giants beat the Pirates, 7-5.
  • On May 6, 1986 – The Giants beat the Pirates, 7-2.
  • On May 6, 1987 – The Cubs beat the Giants, 9-4.
  • On May 6, 1988 – The Cubs beat the Giants, 3-2.
  • On May 6, 1989 – The Giants beat the Cards, 9-0.
  • On May 6, 1990 – The Expos beat the Giants, 7-0.
  • On May 6, 1991 – The Expos beat the Giants, 10-4.
  • On May 6, 1992 – The Cardinals beat Giants, 5-4, in 11.
  • On May 6, 1993 – DNP
  • On May 6, 1994 – The Giants beat the Dodgers, 2-1.
  • On May 6, 1995 – The Giants beat the Padres, 13-6.
  • On May 6, 1996 – DNP
  • On May 6, 1997 – The Expos beat the Giants, 10-3.
  • On May 6, 1998 – The Giants beat the Marlins, 10-9.
  • On May 6, 1999 – DNP
  • On May 6, 2000 – The Giants beat the Rockies, 6-0.
  • On May 6, 2001 – The Phillies beat the Giants, 10-8.
  • On May 6, 2002 – DNP
  • On May 6, 2003 – The Giants beat the Marlins, 4-2.
  • On May 6, 2004 – The Giants beat the Mets, 2-1, in 11 innings.
  • On May 6, 2005 – The Nationals beat the Giants, 9-3.
  • On May 6, 2006 – The Phillies beat the Giants, 4-1.
  • On May 6, 2007 – The Phillies beat the Giants, 8-5.
  • On May 6, 2008 – The Pirates beat the Giants, 12-6.
  • On May 6, 2009 – The Rockies beat the Giants, 11-1.
  • On May 6, 2010 – The Giants beat the Marlins, 6-3.
  • On May 6, 2011 – The Giants beat the Rockies, 4-3, on a walkoff single by Freddy Sanchez.
  • On May 6, 2012 – The Giants beat the Brewers, 4-3, in 11 innings, on a walkoff single by Hector Sanchez.
  • On May 6, 2013 – The Phillies beat the Giants, 6-2, ending the Giants six-game winning streak.