• Willie Mays' wife of 41 years, Mae, dies at 74

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 20, 2013
    The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74. Willie Mays and wife Mae on New York City subway in August 1979. Sad news to report from the San Francisco Giants family on Friday night as the team announced that Mae Louise Allen Mays, the wife Giants legend and baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 74. "And I'm Martha Washington," a skeptical Mae replied. Mays announced his wife's death through the San Francisco Giants on Friday. The next day, as Mays related in his autobiography, he made the call. Afterward, Mays went to Small's Paradise, a Harlem nightclub owned at the time by Wilt Chamberlain.

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