New York Mets
It was an emotional homecoming for the fading Say Hey Kid, 41, who was dealt to New York for pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000 by the cash-strapped San Francisco Giants in May 1972. In his first game as a Met, Mays cracked a game-winning homer against the Giants and went on to hit .267 with eight homers and 19 RBI in 69 games. A spot player and inspirational presence, Mays' last hurrah came in the 1973 World Series, which the Mets lost to Oakland in seven games. He hit .286 in three games, but also fell in the outfield while chasing a fly ball -- a poignant reminder that he was no longer capable of feats like his dramatic over-the-shoulder catch in the 1954 Series.