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Willie Mays drafted by U.S. Army...

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January 17, 1952

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 17, 1952

* Willie Mays "The Say Hey Kid"
* New York Giants baseball player
* Drafted by the United States Army (Korean War)

The top of page 33 has a seven column heading: "Mays of Giants Is Found Acceptable for Draft After Second Test" with subheads and photo of Mays taking the aptitude test. (see images)
Complete with 52 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Soon after the 1951 season ended, Mays learned the United States Army had drafted him to serve in the Korean War. Before he left to join the Army, Mays played the first few weeks of the 1952 season with the Giants. He batted .236 with four home runs in 34 games. He surprised sportswriters like Red Smith when he drew cheers from fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Giants' archrivals, in his last game before reporting.

Category: The 20th Century