Video: Willie Mays on What’s My Line? (1954)

This video today comes to us courtesy both reader Julian (via the Team NotGraphs Hot Hotline) and the world wide web.

Willie Mays is the guest on this episode of What’s My Line from 11 July 1954.

Three things you’ll note:

• Mays speaks in tiny little mouse voice.
• Host John Charles Daly speaks with a Trans-Atlantic accent.
• Arlene Francis (the panelist who identifies Mays) isn’t effing around about being a Giants fan.




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  1. Awesome. Glad to share this!

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  2. Chris says:

    Very cool

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  3. Mac says:

    1954 Giants player is the clue?
    No love for soon to be 20 game winner Johnny Antonelli?

    Amazing how quickly Mays became a star. At the time of this video, he only had one full season of major league baseball under his belt (of course he won the RoY). Then again he was having an MVP-caliber season in ’54 (he wouldn’t win again until 1965). That is one talented 23 year old there. And one helluva What’s My Line player in Arlene Francis.

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