“When he joined the New York Giants in 1951, the game had never seen an athlete like him — breathtakingly graceful, the greatest combination of power, speed and defense ever to wear a major league uniform. And 70 years later, to many, he remains precisely that.” ESPN: Willie Mays at 90 — He was Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Simone Biles and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

+ Bob Costas: “To those lucky enough to have seen him play, the mere mention of his name brings a smile.” A collection of bday wishes from the SF Chronicle.