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/30 Sep 1999: Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants throws the last pitch during the last game at 3 Com Park, commonly known as Candlestick Park, against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3 Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport

Hall of fame baseball player Willie Mays was Rookie of the Year in 1951, the next year he was drafted into active duty. He served in the Korean War with the U.S. Army.

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