When you hear the stories about Gary Mays, a multisport star at the long-closed Armstrong High School, it’s easy to dismiss what you’ve heard.
There’s couldn’t really have been a one-armed high school basketball player who was also the best catcher in the city. It’s got to be an urban legend.
Mays was a legend, all right. But the tales you’ve heard about him are absolutely, 100 percent true.
Mays, 82, passed away last week. He’d been living in Temple Hills for a while and his health hadn’t been good in recent years.