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Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is unveiled in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Willie Mays gave a message to his longtime friend Dusty Baker just a day before he died. Mays, who died Tuesday afternoon at 93 years old, knew that he wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Birmingham, Alabama, for a week of festivities honoring the contributions that he and other Negro Leaguers have made […]

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Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is unveiled in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Willie Mays gave a message to his longtime friend Dusty Baker just a day before he died. Mays, who died Tuesday afternoon at 93 years old, knew that he wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Birmingham, Alabama, for a week of festivities honoring the contributions that he and other Negro Leaguers have made […]

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Willie Mays, Alabama’s ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying "Say Hey Kid" whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

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Willie Mays, Alabama’s ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying "Say Hey Kid" whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

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Rickwood Field welcomes MLB for Negro Leagues tribute

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gerald Watkins watched Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and other New York Yankees wade through stalks of corn onto an Iowa field in 2021, near the filming site for the 1989 baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” Watkins thought about Rickwood Field, the 114-year-old ballpark in his hometown Birmingham, Alabama, and he called Major […]

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Rickwood Field welcomes MLB for Negro Leagues tribute

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gerald Watkins watched Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and other New York Yankees wade through stalks of corn onto an Iowa field in 2021, near the filming site for the 1989 baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” Watkins thought about Rickwood Field, the 114-year-old ballpark in his hometown Birmingham, Alabama, and he called Major […]

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Datcher, Woodson head to runoff in Birmingham House district

A primary runoff will be needed to decide the Democratic nominee in Alabama House District 52 after a six-person contest on Tuesday. Democrat Kelvin Datcher was the lead vote-getter in the Birmingham-area district with 37.95% of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. And three votes appeared to separate […]

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Datcher, Woodson head to runoff in Birmingham House district

A primary runoff will be needed to decide the Democratic nominee in Alabama House District 52 after a six-person contest on Tuesday. Democrat Kelvin Datcher was the lead vote-getter in the Birmingham-area district with 37.95% of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. And three votes appeared to separate […]

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