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By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | May 06, 2011

Today is the 80th birthday of Willie Mays. 

If you're a baseball fan of a certain age, you need no explanation to understand the relevance of the date. If you're not a baseball fan, you might not understand anyway. 

The young Willie Mays caught everything. Time catches up even with Willie Mays.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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