On This Date in Sports 5/11/1972

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The San Francisco Giants trade Willie Mays to the New York Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000. Mays, who turned 41 five days earlier, had been a Giants star since their days in New York in 1951. Mays made his Mets debut three days later, hitting a home run against his former team at the Mets beat the Giants 5-4 at Shea Stadium.

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