DAILY REWIND: MARCH 10

Where's Willie?, Coming Attractions, Coneheads return

What do you do when a 42 year old future Hall of Famer disappears from spring training camp? That was the predicament the New York Mets experienced in 1973, when Willie Mays went MIA.

Luckily, Mays returned to camp in St. Petersburg, Florida two days later, telling the Mets brass he made an emergency trip to San Francisco to visit his sick wife. Mays said he planned on returning the next morning, but he missed his early morning flight.

In the hours before he returned to camp, the Mets began to wonder if Mays simply up and left for good. In the days leading up to his disappearance, Mays’ swollen knees, which were wrapped in tape braces when he played, concerned both teammates the and from office.

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