May 28, 1952: Dodgers' fans cheer a Giant. During his last at-bat prior to reporting for duty at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Willie Mays gets an ovation from Brooklyn fans at Ebbets Field. He is hitless in four at-bats, but the Giants beat the Dodgers and Billy Loes, 6-2.
-- The Baseball Timeline
If not for the Cold War, it's quite possible that Willie Mays, and not Henry Aaron, would have broken Babe Ruth's career home-run record.
Consider ... Ruth hit 714 home runs. Mays finished his ...