SF Giants plan to honor the late Willie Mays when team returns home Monday to play the Chicago Cubs

Details are starting to emerge for how the Giants plan to honor the late Willie Mays when the team returns to Oracle Park on Monday for the first time since the baseball icon died this week.

While not providing specifics, the Giants said they will have a “special pregame ceremony” honoring Mays before their series opener on Monday against the Chicago Cubs. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m.

The team added that there will be “tributes throughout” the game.

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Since Mays died on Tuesday at the age of 93, tributes have poured in to memorialize and celebrate the life of the legendary player.

The Giants’ game on Thursday at the ballpark where Mays got his start in pro baseball as a member of the Negro Leagues’ Birmingham Black Barons — Rickwood Field in Alabama — was a nationally-televised celebration of Mays’ life, in addition to recognizing other Black players who were not allowed into Major League Baseball because of the color of their skin.

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