Cubs Talk Podcast: The great Willie Mays drops the ball on Ernie Banks

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In a special bonus episode of the Cubs Talk podcast NBCS Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, discusses the 65 year anniversary of the dropped ball by Hall of Famer Willie Mays off the bat of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. Gordon is joined by author of the Willie Mays biography "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid", John Shea as they discuss that play, the friendship of Mays and Banks, and the career of one of baseball's greatest players, Willie Mays. (2:08) - Willie Mays dropped two balls doing the "basket catch" and one was against the Cubs 

(10:00) - The media's coverage of the dropped ball after the game

(17:20) - The famously missing Willie Mays bat and glove

(24:28) - Willie Mays had a profound impact on other players

(30:00) - Willie Mays' jaw-dropping stats against the Cubs

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