This Date In Mets History: May 11 — Mets Trade For Willie Mays, Bobby Joneses Square Off

On May 11, 1972, the Mets sent pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000 in cash to the San Francisco Giants for Willie Mays. Mays was 41 at the time and his best years were well behind him, but he still hit .267/.402/.446 in 69 games with the Mets that year before basically falling apart in 1973. Here’s a newspaper clipping from the day of the trade:

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On that same day, Tom Seaver picked up his 100th career win, a 2-1 defeat of the Dodgers.

On May 11, 1999, the Mets’ Bobby J. Jones faced …

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