Willie McCovey Speaker Profile
Retired Giants First Baseman
Willie McCovey Biography
Giants Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey was born January 10,1938 in Mobile, Alabama and is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. Heplayed nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for theSan Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. He batted andthrew left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
One of the most intimidating power hitters of his era,McCovey was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by pitcher Bob Gibson,an assessment with which Reggie Jackson concurred. McCovey's powerful swinggenerated 521 home runs, 231 of which he hit in Candlestick Park, the most hitthere by any player, and included a home run of Sept. 16, 1966 described as thelongest ever hit in that stadium.
McCovey was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986. It was his first year ofeligibility and he appeared on 346 of 425 ballots cast (81.4 percent). In 1999,he ranked 56th on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players,and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.Since 1980, the Giants have awarded the Willie Mac Award to honor his spiritand leadership.
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