Willie Mays Fails To Be Part Of World Series Opening Ceremony

October 28th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
metsSan Francisco, Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the fans of former San Francisco Giants player Willie Mays were really looking forward to the opening game of this year’s World Series as the highly-acclaimed player was scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the World Series opener. However, the ardent followers of The Say Hey Kid were left extremely disappointed as Willie Mays failed to be part of the opening ceremony that was held with much elan on Wednesday night at the San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

In a bid to bring them some good luck in this year’s World Series and realize their dream of winning the tournament after years, the San Francisco Giants invited some of their most renowned former Hall of Famer to participate in the opening ceremony that was held last night. The reason which compelled Willie Mays to stay away from the World Series opener was cited as health concerns as the former player fell sick owing to which he was unable to throw the ceremonial first pitch of World Series 2010. Although Willie Mays failed to take part in th pre-game ceremony, many other noted Hall of Famers graced the event which included Monte Irvin, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda as well as Juan Marichal.

Apart from the presence of some of the biggest player of the San Francisco Giants during Wednesday night’s game, the ardent fans of the team could not have asked for more as the Giants went on to register a stellar victory against the Texas Rangers, enabling them to take the first lead in the championship.

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