Score this one an enormous error for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
But Pelosi marked the event by posting a photo of herself with one other well-known Willie, former Giants star Willie McCovey, who died in 2018.
“Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays,” Pelosi captioned the shot of herself and McCovey, who was a longtime teammate of Mays’ within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies and was additionally feared as a homerun hitter. (McCovey’s spouse Estela was additionally within the photo.)
The speaker’s workplace, which blamed a staffer for the error, quickly swapped in a photo of Pelosi with the proper Willie, utilizing the identical caption.
But sharp-eyed social media customers already seen the error.
“I was half expecting a picture with Orlando Cepeda or something,” one commenter wrote, referring to a different Giants star of the period.
“Second time’s the charm,” another wrote.
Mays – who began with the Giants within the Nineteen Fifties when the staff was primarily based in New York, after which concluded his profession within the Nineteen Seventies with the New York Mets — obtained quite a few nicely needs on his birthday, together with from retired Yankees star Derek Jeter, retired baseball broadcaster Vin Scully and former President Barack Obama, in line with San Francisco radio station KCBS.
During their Hall of Fame careers, Mays smacked 660 homeruns whereas McCovey hit 521.