Successfully Wild Episode 1927: The Residing Legend of Willie Mays

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley share their impressions of HBO’s new feature-length documentary about Willie Mays, Say Hey, Willie Mays!, and mirror on Mays’s profession, then (29:23) speak to director Nelson George concerning the making of the film, what didn’t make the film, his interactions with Mays and different legends, and rather more, adopted (1:04:59) by a postscript and a Previous Blast from 1927.

Audio intro: The Baseball Mission, “Sometimes I Dream of Willie Mays
Audio interstitial: Michael Franti & Spearhead, “Say Hey (I Love You)
Audio ioutro: Gallagher and Lyle, “Willie

Link to Say Hey website
Link to Say Hey trailer
Link to story about banning Mays
Link to story about basket catch
Link to Mays on Bewitched
Link to Mays response to Robinson
Link to Alvin Dark controversy
Link to Bill Greason’s SABR bio
Link to MLBTR on Baker and Click
Link to Michael Mountain’s cLI data
Link to 1927 story source
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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