Hall of Famer Willie Mays, the greatest Giant of all and one of the greatest baseball players ever, died Tuesday at the age of 93, CBS News reported:

Mays “passed away peacefully this afternoon,” the Giants said in a statement.

“All of Major League Baseball is in mourning today as we are gathered at the very ballpark where a career and a legacy like no other began,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Tuesday evening. “Willie Mays took his all-around brilliance from the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League to the historic Giants franchise. From coast to coast in New York and San Francisco, Willie inspired generations of players and fans as the game grew and truly earned its place as our National Pastime.”

Mays had issued a statement Monday saying he would be unable to attend Thursday’s Giants special tribute game against the St. Louis Cardinals, being played at Rickwood Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, in commemoration of Mays and the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues, with whom Mays began his professional career in 1948.

The MLB said Thursday’s game will now include a “pregame ceremony honoring the life of Willie Mays.”

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