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49ers' Jim Harbaugh Really Wants To Meet Willie Mays

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is at the peak of his powers. He's won 16 of his 20 games as the 49ers' head coach. He's 2-0 this season and has possibly the two most impressive victories of the early NFL season, beating Green Bay in Lambeau Field and thumping Detroit at home. The 49ers have emerged to become the prohibitive Super Bowl favorite, and there's just a lot to like about his team.

What does he want to do next? Meet one of his idols, Willie Mays. Eric Branch relays the story:

Harbaugh said today an invitation has been extended to Mays, one of his boyhood heroes, to attend a 49ers game: "We’ve been working on it. I don’t want anything from him. I just want to go up to him and shake his hand and tell them him that me and my dad think he’s the greatest baseball player in the history of the game. That’s all I really want to do. Some day I will, hopefully."

Mays is a local Bay Area idol with the San Francisco Giants, and is certainly on the shortlist for the greatest baseball players that ever played. It makes sense that Harbaugh would try and get Mays to come and try and inspire the team to be their best.

Harbaugh also wants the team to meet Muhammad Ali. Greatness appears to be the theme here.

Talk about Harbaugh and Mays with 49ers fans at Niners Nation, and with Giants fans at McCovey Chronicles.