Sportsong of the Week #67


"Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)"

The Treniers

1955

Sportsong of the Week #67 is 'Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)' about Giants center fielder, Willie Mays, performed by The Treniers in 1955! Say hey? Say who? Say Willie!

The Treniers were an American R&B and jump blues musical group led by identical twins Cliff and Claude Trenier. They were originally billed as The Trenier Twins, who performed alongside the Gene Gilbeaux Quartet, but shortened their name to The Treniers when Gilbeaux and other musicians became integral members of the group.

Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York and San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility.

Full Lyrics

Say hey, say who? Say Willie Say hey, say who? Swinging at the plate Say hey, say who? Say Willie That Giants kid is great When he hits the ball, it’s long gone man He hits it farther than Campy can Swings the bat like a little lead pipe when they reach the ball it’s overripe Say hey, say who? Say Willie Say hey, say who? Swinging at the plate Say hey, say who? Say Willie That Giants kid is great He runs the bases like a choo-choo train Swings around second like an aeroplane His cap flies off when he passes third And he heads home like an eagle bird. Say hey, say who? Say Willie Say hey, say who? Swinging at the plate Say hey, say who? Say Willie That Giants kid is great Yes he covers center like he had jet shoes The other batters get the willie blues Anything hit his way is out Man it just don’t pay those guys to plout Say hey, say who? Say Willie Say hey, say who? Swinging at the plate Say hey, say who? Say Willie That Giants kid is great When Willie served his Uncle Sam he left the Giants in an awful jam but now he’s back and he’s Leo’s joy And Willie’s still a growing boy Say hey, say who? Say Willie Say hey, say who? Swinging at the plate Say hey, say who? Say Willie That Giants kid is great That Giants kid is great Say Willie, Whatcha gonna say Say Hey


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