California: Governor Newsom statement on passing of Willie Mays
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~ Sacramento, CA - On June 18, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his condolences on the passing of San Francisco Giants legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays. In a statement released today, Governor Newsom described Mays as more than just a baseball icon, but also a barrier breaker and an inspiration to millions of Americans.

Mays' impact extended far beyond the baseball field. He set records, brought joy to countless fans, and served as a role model for future athletes. His legacy will forever be intertwined with the city of San Francisco, where he became an integral part of the cultural fabric and a beloved member of the community.

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Governor Newsom and his wife Jennifer extended their deepest sympathies to the Mays family and all those who were touched by his extraordinary life. They acknowledged that while Mays may be gone, his spirit will live on in the hearts of many and in the game he loved so much. The governor fondly referred to Mays as 'The Say Hey Kid' and assured that he will never be forgotten.

The passing of Willie Mays is not only a loss for the baseball world but also for California as a whole. His contributions to the sport and society will always be remembered and celebrated.

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