A story I heard from "When It Was a Game" (available on Youtube): Standing on third, Mays panted after just reaching on a triple. He smiled at Jim Lefebvre, who was holding the relay ball. Mays then looked at the ground with hands on his hips, still smiling and panting. A careless Lefebvre did the same. When he looked up, Mays was halfway to third.
I think I butchered that story. The point is that Mays on third became Mays at home after enticing Lefebvre into friendly exchanges. The details escape me.