Once upon a time in the 1950s, Willie Mays had a beauty queen for a girlfriend. Willie loved the young lady, Miss Gladys Cofield, very much. As the Say Hey Kid traveled the country playing ball, he would receive letters and pictures from his love interest. Occasionally, Mays would respond with a letter of his own. It would appear Willie had a bit of a tough time with the writing part of it, so that is probably why he rarely wrote Cofield. Oh yeah, and he was kind of lacking in the game department too. Check out Willie Mays’ love letter to Gladys Cofield, courtesy of Deadspin. Click the image to enlarge the original letter. Check below the original letter for Deadspin’s transcript of it.