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Willie McCovey

Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Mac , Big Mac , and Stretch , is a former Major League Baseball first baseman.

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Willie McCovey was one of the most feared sluggers in baseball in his career, especially in the late 60s and early 70s…
Giants Willie McCovey stretches but Yankee Bobby Richardson is safe in 1962 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
If one image can sum up the old school slugger of the 60s & 70s, this may be it. Pittsburgh Willie "Pops"…
The fearsome one-two punch of Willie McCovey and Willie Mays .
The scoreboard was awesome. I saw Willie McCovey hit one over it.
Next to Willie McCovey, Garvey was my hero as a kid. Followed his caree as a Padre too. Always stead & consistent.
Willie McCovey, you magnificent SOB. Hall of Famer off the field as well.
concur. Thank you. Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants beat out Tom Seiver of the Nets for the National League's Most Valuable Player
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I have the Willie McCovey individual card somewhere in my house.
Jamie Easterly gave up Willie McCovey’s 500th HR. Career highlights can be rough on a fella!
So your Dad must have almost seen Willie McCovey win in '62. Hopefully he got to see 2010.…
Willie McCovey once gave an autograph to young Giants fan and child star Kurt Russell via
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52 Days Until Opening Day on ESPN: . Willie McCovey played in 52 games in 1959, fewest for a non-pitcher in a season he…
Ian Schrager, Willie McCovey, and Barack Obama, forever linked in history now!
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama
President Obama has pardoned Hall of Famer Willie McCovey over a tax evasion conviction from 1996 https…
Baseball Great Willie McCovey Pardoned By Obama: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey was among the people who..
Willie McCovey was in prison? It's that Richard Pryor bit all over again.
Mr President ( ). Now that you've pardoned Willie McCovey, can you do one of your own (Joseph Jefferson Jackson)?.
Only the rich and famous get pardons huh!!!
President Obama pardons Willie McCovey of the biggest offseason change for Inter in each NFL division
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Willie McCovey: "I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Obama not only for this kind gesture on my behalf, ..…
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Buried in the pardon/commutation release: Obama pardons baseball legend Willie McCovey for tax evasion
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President Obama has pardoned Willie McCovey for his tax evasion charges.
President Obama pardons Hall of Famer Willie McCovey over tax evasion
Pretty lame but at least Stretch didn't pass off secret intell to our enemies. via App
Well, Manning still in the can, but Willie McCovey got pardoned for tax evasion - I think the Prez is going for the high popularity pardons.
Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama
A premier N.L. power hitter, this belted 521 HRs, 18 of them grand slams. to Willie McCovey!
Happy 79th Birthday to former first baseman/left fielder and Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey aka Big Mac!…
On this day, Jan. 10, in 1938, Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey was born in http:…
With a focus on Willie McCovey, pre-1960 AL stars take on post-1960 NL stars in latest:.
I've always had a connection here in the city from the first day I ar...
Signed Willie McCovey Baseball with HOF Inscribed for only $55.52, normally $200! .
Even during my career, when I read all those great things about me, i...
I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who...
I've got to name one Willie or Barry! I have a girl named Maysie. I need a McCovey too.
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Willie Lee McCovey of the San Francisco Giants, or "Big Mac" for short
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues...
If only Willie McCovey's line drive had been a little higher or more to one side!!!
Willie McCovey's 44 on device cases, shirts, hoodies, stickers & more!
WILLIE McCOVEY 1962 Topps Baseball Card San Francisco Giants ... . - Bid on this now >
On this date in 1962, Yankees defeated Giants 1-0 in Game 7 of World Series. Willie McCovey lined out to end series w/…
in 1987, Mike Schmidt passed Ted Williams and Willie McCovey in home runs (522).
David Ortiz hits his 522nd career HR passing Ted Williams, Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey for 19th all-time.
"Rene Rivera,wearing makes you think of Henry Aaron,Willie McCovey,& Rene Rivera...or something like that" - Vin Scully.
Scully just said: Rivera wears the number 44 which makes you think of Henry Aaron, Willie McCovey, and Rene Rivera 😂😂
Just held Willie McCovey's game used bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum!
I could run like a gazelle, couldn't I?...
hey I thought this website chronicled the life and times of Willie McCovey. Why are you writing about prospects?
The water right behind the right field wall is called McCovey Cove. Named after Willie McCovey.
Don Drysdale Willie McCovey Willie Mays all played baseball for a long time
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But, if I want to meet you halfway, some would put Buster Posey > Willie McCovey for same reasons. Matter of taste.
Mr Willie McCovey watching over his cove outside attparkofficial on a beauty day in…
Willie McCovey did it in a half season, so can McDavid, plus Talbot is money and trading Schultz …
Had little metal picture caps from baseball cards: Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, stole from my brothers. Mom threw away. :(
In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making head...
Willie McCovey went from ROTY to first ballot HOF.
this is my favorite Willie McCovey picture I drew for MAC Happy Birthday
Happy 78th birthday to Willie McCovey, the original Big Mac, who may have hit longest home run seen in St. Louis:
Rickey Henderson scored more career runs than 500 HR Club members Mike Schmidt, Willie McCovey, Harmon Killebrew, and Mark McGwire had hits.
Willie McCovey at 31 years old with the Giants won the NL MVP.
1961 for Willie McCovey was monstrous. Wow this stat line was bananas.
Willie McCovey played 22 seasons in the MLB. From the age 21 to 42.
Interesting tidbit from article I’m writing about Rookies of the Year: Willie McCovey’s first full season was 1963, 4 yrs after he won RoY.
Wow, I love I just won this for free, Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants Pin (Hall of Fame /
Faction Brewing supporting the Giants Community Fund with Shawn Estes, Vida Blue, Jim Plunkett and Willie McCovey...
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Giants vs. Bucs flashback ...two great Willies — McCovey and Stargell.
Willie McCovey too signed to her she gave it to me as a gift still have it
Wow! I just won this for free, Hank Aaron Willie McCovey 1970 Topps NL Home Run Leaders Lee
Kris Bryant is first NL player with 2 HR and 6 RBI on 4th of July since Willie McCovey in 1962. (via http:/…
Kind of like sending Willie McCovey or Frank Robinson up there to bunt.
Albert Pujols hit his 522nd HR, passing Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th on career HR list.
Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas and Ted Williams ... make room for The Machine:
The Machine ties Teddy Ballgame, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th on all-time HR list:
Albert Pujols just hit his 521st career home run, tying him with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey & Frank Thomas for 18th all-tim…
Mobile, Alabama is the birthplace of some great MLB players:. Hank Aaron. Ozzie Smith. Willie McCovey. Satchel Paige. J Peav…
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Maybe, but if I put them on they scream "Herb Tarlek" not Willie McCovey.
No matter how cool you are, you'll never be Willie McCovey sitting on a Cadillac cool.
Jerry Coleman *** Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now.
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Three Hall of Famers, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Billy Williams, are natives of Mobile, Ala.
Watching my San Francisco Giants whoop up on the KC Royals. 7 to zip. I grew up watching these guys play at Candlestick Park. Willie Mayes, Willie McCovey, Juan Marishall, Jesus Alue.may not have spelled the last two correctly. I still love baseball!!!
This date in Giants Playoff History on October 2, 1971 The National West Champion Giants opened the National League Championship Series before a crowd of 40,977 at Candlestick Park witness both Willie McCovey & Tito Fuentes both ripped two-run homers in a four-run fifth as the Giants win Game 1 in the best of five series by a score of 5-4.
some of the best baseballers from the 60's (no order) Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Frank Robinson, Al Kaline,
During BP at Wrigley Field, I saw Willie McCovey blast one out of the park in RF. I was just a kid, and in my mind, it went 1000 feet.
Gary Thorne on the O's 'cast just said Ventura had 18 career SALAMIS...tied for 5th all time with Willie McCovey. Not bad.
Great video about Candlestick Park and interview with Willie McCovey by I will miss that place.
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Folks today in history is one that many of us should not forget...if only because what happened paved the way for many, many other things that we now see as everyday and are better for it. For those who do not know...on April 15, 1947...Jackie Robinson took the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers (Ebbets Field) and in the process broke the color line in the majors. The list of those who came after read like a how's who of history: Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey, Curt Flood, Bob Gibson, Bobby Tolin, Joe Morgan, Rod Carew, Al Downing, Kirby Puckett, Jim Rice, Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee.et al. In fact, the Pittsburgh Pirates for quite some time had all starting positions, for many games with an all-black lineup [as Danny Murtaugh, the manager of the Bucs at the time said 'I did not see race, I just saw they had Pirates uniforms on'] . Many out there take for granted the visibility that does exist in sports, entertainment etc. Human nature being what it is, this will happen ...
On this date in 1947, Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color line and becoming the first black ball player in modern times. Thanks Jackie for Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Curt Flood, Roberto Clemente, Bob Gibson, Derek Jeter, Joe Morgan, Willie McCovey and even Clarence 'Choo Choo' Coleman. With Mo Rivera gone., no one wears 42 again.
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Sorry (for your SFG's fans) to hear that tonight, in honor of your hometown S.F. Giants will begin a three game losing streak to bring to an end their 9 game home stand. Shirley Cruz and Dennis Cruz, care to relinquish those "box seat"s before you witness firsthand these three victories? Just trying to help out here………By the way, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, John Roseboro, Maury Wills, Gil Hodges, Tommy and Willie Davis, Ron Fairly, Duke Snider, Frank Howard, Claude Osteen, Don Sutton, Jim Lefebvre, Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valuenzela, Kirk Gibson, Mike Scioscia, Steve Garvey will all be coaching the LA Blue. Now, if only Willie McCovey would've seen the light and signed with L.A. back in the day (your time Dennis, not mine or Shirley's.) Have a good series!
44... I have always liked this number... Hank Aaron, Floyd Little, Ernie Davis, Willie McCovey--all wore it. Forty-four days from today I will be retiring from teaching-- after-- that's right, forty-four years. I think that's enough don't you? Much love and gratitude to the many students and colleagues I have worked with over the years. I know I am a better person because of you. AND, wouldn't /couldn't have done forty-four without the loving support of my wife, Sher, my beautiful daughter Meghan and my awesome son Matt. Thanks to all! I'll be playing some bad golf at Meadow Hills if you are looking for me. Of course, if I shoot 44 I'll be happy.
Willie McCovey did in fact, ironically, hit a splash hit into the pool at Jarry Park. The Expos first home.
Interesting Barry Bonds Stat Barry Bonds drew the most intentional walks of all time, and more than second and third place combined And it's not even close. Bonds was intentionally walked 688 times. In second place is Hank Aaron, with 293. In third place is Willie McCovey, with 260. Combined, they add up to 553, which is still 135 intentional walks short of Bonds' total. Someone who drew 135 intentional walks would rank 59th all-time. This doesn't include the 21 intentional walks Bonds drew in the playoffs. Bonds was intentionally walked 120 times in 2004 alone. Throughout baseball history, there have been just 130 player seasons with at least 120 total walks, intentional plus unintentional. Eleven of them belong to Bonds.
San Francisco Giants players get advice from Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey
Who remembers when the San Francisco Warriors used to practice at San Bruno Park gym And when Willie McCovey came down to Engvall and talk to the students and sign autographs and photographs of himself
BATS # 2 Tourney Round 3 (Best of 7) National League Game # 4 Chicago Cubs – 1 – 4 – 2 New York (San Francisco) Giants – 2 – 7 – 0 10 Innings WP: Christy Mathewson (1905) LP: Bruce Sutter (1977) HR: Sandberg (CC) Notes: What an incredible "Pitcher's Duel" between Christy Mathewson (1905) and "Three-Finger" Brown (1906)! There were nothing but 0's for the 1st 8 innings. Ryne Sandberg (1990) led off the top of the 9th with a 280 foot Polo Grounds Homer right down the left-field line to make it 1-0. The Cubs brought in Bruce Sutter (1977) to close the deal, and he almost did just that, getting Willie Mays (1955) and Matt Williams (1994). Then, with 2 outs, Willie McCovey (1969) ripped a double into the gap in right-center, then one of Sutter's Hall of Famer split-fingered fastballs dropped a little to far, too fast and too soon and bounced in front of Gabby Hartnett (1930) for a Wild Pitch allowing McCovey to advance to 3rd base. Jeff Kent (2000) then hit an easy grounder to Ernie Banks (1958) th ...
Earlier this morining, I watched a movie called Hard Ball, a film made in 2001 the year of the devastating lost to this country. The film reminded me when I was a young Black kid growing up on the Southside of Chicago in the late 1950's and 1960's in the Ida B. Wells Projects. Baseball was my favorite sport at that time. I had a chance to see the best Black Baseball Players to ever play the game (Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Orlando Cepada, Bobby Bonds, Bill Matlock, Sweet Swinging Billy Wiliams, Bob Gibson, Willie McCovey and Lou Brock) Just to name a few. My favorite team was the Chicago Cubs. I could not wait to to play baseball with my friends, praying it would not rain. Back then it was easy for us to get more than 18 guys to play the game of baseball. We love the game that much. My favorite team the Cubs were the best team ever not to win a World Series Championship. They blew a 8 game league to the New York Mets in 1969. Mr. Cub Ernie Banks still continu to ha ...
How times have changed. Imagine a game played by Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Joe Torre, Willie McCovey, Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Brooks Robinson, Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bobby Bonds, Bobby Mercer, Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Robinson, Norm Cash, Vida Blue, Jim Palmer, Andy Messersmith, Wilbur Wood, Al Kaline, Amos Otis, Harmon Killebrew, Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, Frank Howard, and coached by Billy Martin and Sparky Anderson. All heroes to a generation, and virtually all first-round members of the Hall of Fame. Forty years from now, how many names will you remember from the 2013 MLB All-Star Game? Probably not many.
I now have as many followers as Willie McCovey, Ted Williams & Frank Thomas had home runs.
The 49ers say farewell to Candlestick Park tonight and a flood of memories.Joe Montana,Dwight Clark,Jerry Rice,Roger Craig,John Taylor,Steve Young,Rickey Watters,Ronnie Lott,Eric Wright(Mizzou).The great coaches,Bill Walsh,the choreographer of the West Coast offense,and George Siefert.And a once in a lifetime owner,Eddie DiBartolo.Glad the Giants are a part of the festivities.While the Niners won five Super Bowls,the Giants won pennants in 1962 and 1989,but could not bring home a World Championship to The Stick.They won it all at AT&T in 2010 and 2012.Delighted that the 49ers invited Willie McCovey,and the greatest ballplayer I've ever seen,Willie Mays.
A few things I will remember most from The 'Stick is taking the 10 Monterey Muni from 8th Ave. with my grandmother's sister, our Auntie Mina to many Giants games in the '70s….she suffered from arthritis but never complained about the cold and cherished her well deserved "Croix De Candlestick" pins. Our ritual was pure SF Richmond district kid style…either a Piroshki from Cinderella bakery, a plate of Hong King style pan fried noodles from Chopsticks, a slice of Vince's pizza or a Hamburger Haven patty melt before we headed out….she adored Willie McCovey and we loved them all: Jack "The Ripper" Clark, John "The Count" Montefusco, Gary Lavelle, Vida Blue, Darrell Evans and even Johnny "Disaster" Lemaster. Secondly, who can forget the man that started the dynasty, Bill Walsh, "The Genius" who led us out of the NFL darkness towards Five Golden Rings…."The Catch" to beat the hated Cowboys and my favorite 49er of all time…Ronnie Lott! The 'Stick wasn't pretty or nice but it was our home…if you wante ...
Candlestick memories? Here are mine: 1971- Going to my first Giants game at age 6 and seeing Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Bobby Bonds play. October 17, 1981 - Catching the Rolling Stones. January 10, 1982 - Sitting in the end zone when Dwight Clark made "The Catch" on a pass from Joe Montana to win the NFC Championship Game and send the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. Storming the field after and grabbing a piece of turf at the 50-yard-line with part of the logo on it. August 10, 1989 - Grabbing a bleacher seat to see Dave Dravecky's miracle comeback game. October 9, 1989 - Watching Will Clark hit a 2-run single in the bottom of the 8th off Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams to win the Giants first National League pennant since 1962. October 17, 1989, 5:04pm - Sitting in the upper deck, section 37 for Game 3 of the World Series when the Loma Prieta Earthquake struck. April 12, 1993 - Playing hooky to catch opening day and the beginning of the Barry Bonds era. Back then he was a fast, skinny base stealer and ...
This date in baseball…. 1967: Tom Seaver is named the NL ROY 1969: Willie McCovey gets the NL MVP Award narrowly beating out Tom Seaver 1985: Jim Leyland is named the skipper for the Pirates 1990: Roger Clemens get suspended the first 5 games of the 1991 season for his behavior in Game 4 of the ALCS 2001: Ichiro becomes only the second play in MLB history to get the MVP AND ROY Award in the same season (Fred Lynn in 1975). 2009: Tim Lincecum becomes the 8th pitcher to win back to back Cy Young Awards
Starting Lineup Sports Super Star Collectibles Baseball Greats. I have Mickey Mantle and Joe Dimagio, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, Stan Musial and Bob Gibson, Edwin Mathews and Henry Aaron, Johmmy Bench and Pete Rose, Babe Ruth and Lou Gerrig, Willie McCovey and Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson and Don Drysdale &last but not least, Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente!~ I am asking $5 each pair, all new in box never been opened. Pick up only.
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Is that Willie McCovey. This is a true story. I have a ball Willie M. fouled off and I got Willie Mays to sign it 4 me
& by ole heads I mean sweet old people. Who are willing to tell me stories about Willie McCovey & Willie Mays.
Still waiting for that Bob Gibson and Bill White story. Maybe the Willie McCovey on deck story.
9/27/13: Hunter Pence accepts the 2013 "Willie Mac" Award in a ceremony attended by Willie McCovey before the Giants' game vs. the Padres
Today's Date in History: 1985 - Expos outfielder Andre Dawson slugs three home runs, including a pair of three-run shots in a 12-run fifth inning, to lead Montreal to a wild 17-15 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Dawson joins Willie McCovey as the only players to hit two home runs in one inning on two different occasions.
Hall of Fame wing: On 3rd floor of AT&T Park before today were Willie McCovey, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer and Jon Miller.
I'm sitting ClubLevel below broadcast booths at game. Jim Palmer & Willie McCovey just 2 hall of gamers sitting 25 feet above me.
Oh to the question Buster Posey Will Clark & Willie Mccovey
Today is Sunday, June 30, 2013 Today in Sports History 1962 - Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets. 1970 - The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium. 1978 - Willie McCovey hit his 500th career home run. 1984 - The longest professional football game took place in the United States Football League (USFL). The Los Angeles Express beat the Michigan Panthers 27-21 after 93 minutes and 33 seconds. 1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Baseball history: 1908 -- At 41 years, 3 months, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox pitched the third no-hitter of his career, an 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders. 1948 -- Cleveland's Bob Lemon pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers for the first American League no-hitter at night. 1962 -- Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 13 New York Mets en route to the first of four career no-hitters, a 5-0 victory at Dodger Stadium. 1970 -- Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati was dedicated, but Henry Aaron spoiled the show for the crowd of 51,050 with a first-inning homer off Jim McGlothlin as Atlanta beat the Reds 8-2. 1978 -- Willie McCovey became the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. His milestone shot off Atlanta's Jamie Easterly wasn't enough, as the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 in the second game of a doubleheader at Fulton County Stadium. 1995 -- Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians became the second switch-hitter and the 20th player in baseball h ...
Throughout history there have been many great 44's. Baseball's REAL home run king, Hammerin' Hank, Reginald Martinez Jackson & Willie McCovey. In basketball, the man who is literally the logo of the NBA - Jerry West. In football, Syracuse only allowed 44 to be worn by the very best - Jim Brown, Ernie Davis & Floyd Little as well as Vikings legend Chuck Foreman. Today, we add a new 44 - Happy 44th, Mike'l Severe!
Here is your weekly "Stout-istic," courtesy of ROOT SPORTS' Marc Stout! When you think of the in baseball you probably think of Hand Aaron, Willie McCovey, and Reggie Jackson. According to baseball reference...484 MLB players have worn the are 7 players that have ONLY WORN THE NUMBER 44 in their careers for more than 5 years. One of those players is Roy Oswalt. 1.) WILLIE McCOVEY - 22 years w/SFG, OAK, SDP 2.) ROY OSWALT - 12 years w/HOU, PHI, TEX, COL (active) 3.) JAKE PEAVY - 12 years w/SDP, CWSOX (active) 4.) *** TRACEWSKI - 8 years w/LAD, DET 5.) EURUBIEL DORAZIO - 7 years w/AZ, OAK 6.) LUKE HOCHEVAR - 7 years w/KC (active) 7.) CASEY JANSSEN - 7 years w/TOR (active) FYI; Hank Aaron wore the during the 1st year of his career in 1954. 11 Rockies' players and 1 coach (Alan Cockrell) have now worn the Marvin Freeman to Preston Wilson and Juan Nicasio. Nicasio is the 15th Rockie to wear the Andrew Brown had it last year; Wilin Rosario in 2011...Clint Barmes before hat. Rookie Cory Dickerson is the first .. ...
This day in 3-Dog history, June 13, 1976. Willie Davis playing for the SD Padres went 2 for 4 scored 2 runs as the Padres finished off a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a double header 4-3. Willie Davis teammate Willie McCovey knocked in the winning run versus Ron Schueler as the Padres held on as Rich Folkers won in relief...Way to go 3-DOG!!!
Being an authority on baseball I can tell you that Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Roger Maris, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Jimmy Foxx, and Chipper Jones did not have the start that Braves rookie Evan Almighty Gattis is having. But Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, and Willie McCovey did begin like him. So he is clearly in their company.
Anybody a baseball card collector? I have several, what I think are, good cards(Carl Yastrzemski, Vida Blue, Willie McCovey, Nolan Ryan, Thurman Munson, Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Willie Stargell, George Brett, Boog Powell, Al Downing, *** Perry, Joe Niekro, Billy Martin(manager), Yogi Berra(manager). All are from the early to mid 70's. Anyone know if these are worth anything?
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Saturday Stars: Baseball cards were the top sellers of the day. Willie McCovey {S.F. Giants + HOF}, 2013 Norfolk Tides- Jake Arietta + Denny Walling+ Travis Ishikawa, 2013 Buffalo Bisons- Miguel Batista+ David Bush+ Jon Nunnally+ Bob "The Steamer" Stanley+ Dustin McGowan {from Savannah, Ga.!} were the best selling baseball stars of the day. Chicago Bears Hall of Famer RB/KR- Gale Sayers cards are on the HOT LIST. Sports card supplies are always in stock, such as soft sleeves and hard sleeves, great for protecting your investments from the elements. j
recalls: 45 years ago (really??) tonight, he was watching the Giants and Dodgers on teevee as Don Drysdale went for his fifth consecutive shutout. The Dodgers led 3-0 after eight innings, but Drysdale walked Willie McCovey to start the ninth, then gave up a single to Jim Ray Hart, then walked Dave Marshall. Up came Giants catcher *** Dietz with the bases loaded, nobody out and Dave literally whining, "Nooo, Dooon, not noowww!" Drysdale went to 2 and 2 on Dietz, then, as Giants announcer Russ Hodges said, "It hit him! The record is over!" But umpire Harry Wendelstedt ruled that Dietz didn't try to get out of the way of the pitch. Moments later, after Wendlestedt threw out Giants manager Herman Franks, Dietz flied out to short left field, Gene Cline grounded into a force at home and Jack Hiatt popped up to Wes Parker at first. In his next start, Drysdale beat Pittsburgh 5-0 for his sixth-straight shutout, a record that stood for 20 years until another Dodger, Orel Hershiser, did it again. Also that night, . ...
Willie McCovey loved hitting off Fergie Jenkins so much, McCovey once sent a car to pick him up Jenkins so he wouldn't be late for the game.
I once heard Nolan Ryan say only 3 guys ever came to the mound looking for him. Robin Ventura, Dave Winfield and Willie McCovey.
Rumor has it line to get in @ Lefty O'doul bridge extends all the way to Willie McCovey statue thx to MLB wanding everyone
can you buy Willie McCovey autographed merchandise at the restaurant? Baseballs, photos, etc?
.You are SO lucky, Meg!! I got to see my fav ballplayer, Willie McCovey get inducted in 1986. GREAT!!
Posey obviously last year. Not sure of the other two but taking a stab at it with Will Clark and Willie McCovey
Probably too late for you to use, but: 1. Eddie Murray (switch hitter) 2. Lou Gehrig 3. Willie McCovey
Top 3 1B of all time in my book are in order: 1. Lou Gehrig 2. Jimmie Fox and 3. Willie McCovey, most feared hitter of 60's
In my era.I am going with Willie McCovey.Boog Powell.and Stormin Normin Cash!
Willie McCovey is my favorite of the 1960's. Reggie Jackson once told me McCovey was the most feared hitter of his time
A tip o' the Monsanto Toupee to Mike Funes for reminding me of this killer Ebony Magazine photo spread of Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. Dig Stretch's funky threads!
For week 5, instead of Game of the week highlights.LET'S DO A SWEATSHIRT GIVEAWAY! Okay...Here's how this one will work. Tell us who your SPORTS HERO is. It could be someone on your team...or a relative...or a pro. It could be any sport...football, basketball or ping pong. It doesn't matter...just tell us who you look up to and why. I'll go first. Willie McCovey is my sports hero. "Big Mac" played 19 seasons with the SF Giants. I was a huge Giants fan growing up and then got to meet him when I was in the 8th grade. I followed his career and still do to this day. He was a slugger for the Giants, inducted into the Hall of Fame, and after his retirement did great things for the youth of San Francisco where he still resides. He is truly an great ambassador for the sport of baseball. Now...tell us yours. Deadline will be Noon this Friday (2/22). At that time, I will randomly draw the name out of everyone who participated. If its your name...I'll contact you and find how what size and color you w ...
Wigginton brings chase for champagne to Cards JUPITER, Fla. -- Willie McCovey left Stretch marks all over the National League, and Willie Stargell hit them to the stars. In their time, they were the premier long-ball guys -- among left-handed hitters -- in the league. Then Darryl Strawberry. And for a brief period -- even as Barry Bonds was making repeated splashes in McCovey Cove -- the greatest left-handed power in the NL came from the bat of Mo Vaughn. Whether aided or not, Bonds hit many far. Vaughn hit far fewer, much farther. It was in August 2002 when Vaughn, in his first season with the Mets -- the first of his one-plus seasons in the NL -- nearly reached the Gateway Arch in St. Louis with a mammoth home run off Andy Benes. Ty... ~SportsMan
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The Jewish years. As a Reform Jew (the least observant in the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox branches of American Jewry), our religious education was made up of Sunday school, Hebrew school instruction and Bar Mitzvah lessons. The Jewish years coincided with my Junior High jail sentence so you understand that they did not happen under rosy skies. In October 1962, I might have been in Hebrew School and Junior High, but events were happing nearby and in San Francisco which I was following with a passion. My New York Yankees were playing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. All of us in class had these little transistor radios of the day plugged into our ears and our Hebrew teacher, Rabbi Lief was complimenting us on our attention and decorum. At the time, he was oblivious to the fact that we were ignoring every word he said and listening to a baseball game being played 3,000 miles away. Willie McCovey came to bat, Willie Mays on deck. There were runners on second and third and the Yankees squeezin ...
Just read today that they are planning on demolishing Candlestick Park following the close of the NFL season next year. Gotta say, it's going to be sad to see it go. I went to my first baseball game there in 1989 vs. the Cincinnati Reds and attended one of the last baseball games played there in 1999 vs. the New York Mets before the Giants moved to Pac Bell (now AT&T) Park. Candlestick Park hosted the 1962 and 1989 World Series, with the '89 series interrupted by the Loma Prieta Earthquake just prior to the start of Game 3. It also hosted the 1961 and 1984 All-Star Games, and served host to numerous greats from Willie Mays, to Willie McCovey, to Orlando Cepeda, to Will Clark, to Matt Williams, to Barry Bonds, among others. Also the home to the San Francisco 49ers, Candlestick Park hosted 8 NFC Championship games, including "The Catch" in 1982 (Joe Montana to Dwight Clark), "The Catch II" in 1998 (Steve Young to Terrell Owens), and "The Catch III" in 2012 (Alex Smith to Vernon Davis). Jerry Rice caugh ...
Every home game a Giants employee personally drives Willie Mays and Willie Mccovey to and from the stadium. I. Want. That. Job.
discussion at all is premature would be similar to Willie McCovey and Eddie Murray. Only Needs 3-4 decent yrs
Happy 75th birthday to Hall of Famer and legend Willie McCovey!
McCovey’s Restaurant would like to wish Willie a Happy 75th Birthday today! What better way to celebrate this...
Also I would like to say happy 75th Birthday to one of the greatest baseball players ever Willie McCovey.
don't forget a shoutout and Happy 75th Birthday to HoF Willie McCovey.
Today is Willie McCovey's 75th birthday! We celebrated his birthday yesterday at his restaurant.
thankful to share a birthday with 2 Hall of Famers in there respected sports in Willie McCovey and George Foreman
Here are 50 Plus Birthdays for Today - Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is 75. Also Celebrating...
Happy birthday to probably my alltime favorite player: Willie McCovey. Enjoy your cake, Stretch! Happy birthday!
Happy to Willie McCovey! Celebrate career of the 1B with HoF video bio.
Today in History -- Thursday, Jan. 10 (Ronnie Hawkins, Willie McCovey, Rod Stewart, Donald Fagen, George Foreman, Pat Benatar) The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon Street. On this date: In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense," which argued for American independence from British rule. In 1860, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapsed and caught fire, killing up to 145 people, mostly female workers from Scotland and Ireland. In 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union. In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. In 1901, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont, Texas, produced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oil b ...
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Only 21 percent of baseball writers voted for Fred McGriff's inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The remaining 79 percent need to have their voting privileges revoked. McGriff finished his career with more hits (2,490) than Eddie Mathews, Mike Schmidt or Willie Stargell; more doubles (441) than Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg and Johnny Mize; more home runs (493) than Stan Musial, Dave Winfield and Carl Yastrzemksi; more RBIs (1,550) than Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider and Paul Molitor; more total bases (4,458) than Brooks Robinson, Tony Gwynn, and Willie McCovey; more walks (1,305) than Al Kaline, Ty Cobb and Cal Ripken and a higher slugging percentage (.509) than Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson and George Brett. He also hit .303 with 10 home runs in 10 postseason series.
On January 8 in Baseball History... 1953 - The Cleveland Indians bar night games with the Browns due to St. Louis owner Bill Veeck's refusal to share receipts of the game telecasts. 1981 - The Reds finally give in and sign their first free agent - Larry Biittner. The Reds are the last of the 26 major league teams to sign a player through free agency, which began in 1976. 1986 - Willie McCovey, collector of 521 home runs and 1,555 RBI in 22 seasons, becomes the 16th player elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Billy Williams falls four votes shy of the 319 needed for election. 1987 - Ten free agents (Tim Raines, Lance Parrish, Bob Horner, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Bob Boone, Doyle Alexander, Toby Harrah, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1 if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players Association's ...
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By The Numbers: 10—MVP awards for the Giants since the team moved West in 1958. Barry Bonds had five. The others went to Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Kent and Buster Posey.
Bonds statue will be in McCovey Cove because while it is named after Willie McCovey, Barry Bonds owns it.
Only 14 players have ever won both ROY & MVP. 4 of them played for the Buster Posey, Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey"
Worn by Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Reggie Jackson, Jerry West and Jim Brown (in college), 44 has been retired as a jersey number by several teams in several different sports. It has the reputation of being the number of someone who knows how to score. (As you reply. please keep in mind that my 16 year old boy reads these posts) There is no question I have "scored" a wonderful woman of God in Merri-Lynn Wallace-Kelley. In 44 days we will be wed!
(THE FEALING FILE') In baseball the number 44 is considered "the (homerun) hitter's" number. For example, former baseball players Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Reggie Jackson all wore the number 44. Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of The United States of America. He hit a re-election homerun on Tuesday night. I'm just sayin'.
Hows it possible that the 1960s SF Giants never won a World Series.Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marchial, *** Perry, Orlando Cepeda
Sf Giants Parade live on the TV. Willie Mays and Willie McCovey and Willie Brown, and Willie this and Willie that...it's givin' me the willies on Halloween! :-D
As the great Joe Buck (not) would say "The Gegantes" (los Gigantes) are world Champsions Baby This is for All the Giants again who never won a World Series Bob knepper, Johnie Lamaster, Jose Uribe, The count John montefusco, Willie McCovey,Atlee hammaker, Mike Ivy and many more.
The 2012 baseball season marathon ended just before November and the old New York Giants won the World Series from a shocked crew of Tigers- only the most die-hard Giants fanatic would have pinned a 4 game sweep! But the ‘54 Giants beat a much more imposing team of Indians - old Giants fans steeped in the tradition of Valmy Thomas and Ruben Gomez, Rob Andrews and Joe Strain have also had their share of sufferings- but this victory joins such modern highlights as the Bobby Thomson home run in ‘51 and the great playoff game versus the Dodgers in ‘62 when down quite a few runs at Dodgers Stadium, the Giants pulled off the greatest rally I ever saw before the Yankees and Cardinals of 2012 and 2011 did their heroics in Game 6 of the World Series and Game 1 of the ALCS- but that is life- I remember vividly Willie McCovey tearing the cover off the ball in the bottom of the 9th in game 7 of the ‘62 series and Bobby Richardson reaching down and miraculously found the ball in his glove and the Yanks were th ...
Ya know, I've been a Giants fan since I moved here the first time in 1974. Since then I've had some great memories with dear friends...teasing Andy Van Slyke, arguing over who Will Clark was pointing at saying who the fan was, cutting 4th grade and taking three buses to get to the Braves stadium for the Giants' last visit of the season to Atlanta, laughing at my friend calling Will the Thrill's home run, and only being able to stare at Willie McCovey when meeting him the first time and needing my friend to get his autograph cuz I couldn't speak but my heart's been broken so often I refuse to think good thoughts. Candy losing the fly ball in St. Louis, blowing a lead in game 6 against the Angels and the team getting ready to move to FL. Now we're lifting our second World Series trophy in three years. I can't believe it and must say IT'S AWESOME BEING A GIANTS FAN!
Famous 44's: Warren Spahn, Ricky Henderson, Pistol Pete Maravich, Willie McCovey, and, of course Hammerin' Hank Aaron. Today we can add Carrie Tomlinson to that list. Carrie ran 44 miles in the Javelina Endurance 100 in Arizona yesterday. Kudos to Carrie Tomlinson.
Not much of a sports fan but via my brothers, I grew up watching Willie Mays, *** Perry and Willie McCovey. So I've got to love the SF Giants! Lets GO GIANTS. Game three is on!
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Karla Coppola Sullivan remember when your parents used to take us to personally see Juan Marishal, Willie McCovey and Willie Mays? In Burlingame and going out for ice creams? Long ago great memories
My Dream...Willie McCovey, my favorite Giant ever, as you know attends Giant Games in his own enclosed box, near the announcers, and does have difficulties ambulating, yet attends most games. If Willie could only get on his lark, roll over to the Fox broadcasting booth, throw a shiv on Joe Buck, not kill him, then choke out McCarver until unconscious then proceed to clip his vocal cords, my dream would come true. Now Joe Buck would survive the attack, but probably later die from infection at San Francisco General. No jury would convict McCovey, as this was justifiable. For clipping McCarver's vocal cords, I'm assuming he would be awarded the civilian equivalent to the Congressional Medal of Honor. Am I sober, yes. Do I need therapy, perhaps...liquid therapy. Go Giants!!!
Am I a San Francisco Giants fan? Why, yes I am. I saw Willie McCovey line out to Bobby Richardson for the final out of game 7 in 1962. Broke my six year old heart. OF COURSE I'M STILL A FAN. They won two years ago, they are ahead 1-0 this year, whipping the scariest pitcher in the big leagues. I'm starting to like their chances again. I didn't say that in 2010 until they had won three.
50 years ago Willie McCovey and the were facing the in the 1962
Sunny in San Francisco today for Game 1. Peter Gammons is interviewing Willie McCovey on the field for MLB Network. Willie still has that big smile and infectious laugh. He is loving life today as a Giant.
It's exciting to see World Series games played in San Francisco, home of McCovey Cove. I think it's great they named it in honor of Willie McCovey, a Hall of Fame kayaker.
Tonight's ceremonial 1st pitches will be thrown by HOFers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda & *** Perry
My first memory of the Giants was my Dad taking me to a game at the Stick to see Willie McCovey and the Giants play Pete Rose and the Big red machine in like 1973 or 74. We were down the first base side and Willie ripped a single and I can still hear the ball zipping by. I'll never forget it... We had years of suffering but close in 88-89, suffered through 2002 and finally won one in 2010...This W orld Series is so sweet because of the home grown talent validating themselves guys like Posey, Pablo, Crawford, Belt, Cain, Timmy, Madbum etc and adding Marco, Pence, Angel and Blanco was great scouting and work by the staff... Let's stay together fans you know who you are and win our second ring in three years.GO GIANTS
• John Schlegel, mlb.com: "So it's Giants-Tigers for the big trophy. The Old English D and the interlocked orange SF. The Hall of Fame history of Al Kaline and Hank Greenberg on one side, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey on the other. The MVP presence of Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, the spectacular arms of Justin Verlander and Matt Cain. Two teams that have been there before, but never together. All in all, a perfect matchup to finish off the 2012 postseason: It's something you've never seen before, and it's something you're going to want to see."
Who knows anything about Willie McCovey cove? thinkin about takin the boat over there next week " China Basin"
My Dad is smiling in heaven today! The Giants are going to the World Series! We grew up hearing nothing but the Giants. Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, the Alou Bros. He would be proud that Herb and Jackie are big fans but he would be especially proud his grandaughter, Sheena, has been going to games since she was 3 yrs old and is a devoted fan and carrying on his love of the game. As she said who else would wear the "panda" hat and foam finger in the dugout last Fri. at the NLCS game but a real fan !! Go Giants!
The great Willie McCovey and me enjoying the Giants winning the Pennant!
59 years old. Lifetime Giants fan. There at Candlestick when they traded Chris Spier for Tim Foli. Rick Eymer and myself and 2230 other fans. Saw Willie McCovey and Bobby Bonds hit 3 homers in a game. My daughter, Nicholette, running the bases on the field against the A's. Suprising my son, J.R., and going to the first Giants game at PacBell. It never gets old, I love my Giants!!! Thank you for a lifetime of great memories! GO GIANTS!
Wasn't sure, but I have to admit my heartstrings pulled for Cards (lived in St Louis in 97-'00) over Giants, but still pumped for Giants to take Detroit. My Giants were, John "the Count" Montefusco, Johnny Lemaster, Bill Madlock, Dwight Evans, Vida Blue, Willie McCovey...then some Chili Davis, Will Clark, Robby Thompson, Penitentiary Face Leonard.ah the glory days").I ran away during the Bonds era. Beat the Tigers
I been rockin with the since Darrell evans & Willie McCovey!
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Giants have bad history in Game 7's! That will change today! As for the Giants, Game 7 has not been kind over the years. They lost the finale of the 2002 World Series to the Angels, following a heartbreaking loss in Game 6, and the Cardinals knocked them off in the 1987 NLCS. Going back even further into the history books, the Giants have yet to close out a seven-game series of any kind. They lost in a Game 7 in the World Series in 1962 -- a painful ending with Willie McCovey lining out to the Yankees' Bobby Richardson with the winning run in scoring position -- and before that in 1924 and 1912.
50 years ago this day the 1962 World Series came to its breathtaking and gut-wrenching conclusion. After seven dramatic and mostly close games, Willie McCovey's line smash ("Hardest ball I ever hit") beelined into Bobby Richardson's glove. Game 7 to New York, 1-0. Series to New York, 4-3. That scene was to haunt and taunt Giants fans (including those not yet born) for decades. Hopefully their team's recent successes have expelled those gremlins by now. My one memory of that Series is passing through the living room while my dad and sister were watching. (Did I have the wit to ask the score?). That must have been Game 4, played on Sunday, October 7. Oddly, that was the only game of the seven played on a weekend, due to rain delays in both New York and San Francisco plus the three-game National League playoff between the Giants and Dodgers, who had tied after 162 regular season games. Will such early memories have the same hold on today's young fans-to-be, given endless post-season schedules, hyper ...
Willie McCovey tied with Ted Williams with 521 homers.
Hoping for yankees-Giants World Seiries. I remember 50 years ago when Willie McCovey lined hard into Bobby Richardson's glove as the Yankees won 1-0 for the titled. Whew! Of course two weeks later stone cold terror took hold of my psyche as the Soviet Union and US went to the brink of the end of the world. BUT I had my Yankees! Duck and cover!
Posted by Brett Emison September 27, 2012 2:55 PM Like many boys growing up in the Kansas City area during the 1980s and 1990s, one of my childhood heroes was baseball great George Brett. I wore a number 5 jersey. I played 3rd base (and then 1st base) on my little league baseball team. I even packed a wad of big league check bubble gum in my cheek. I - and most everyone else - knew that when George Brett was at the plate, anything could happen. Detroit manager Sparky Anderson famously vowed never to pitch to George Brett when the game was on the line. Said Anderson, "I've always loved the way he played the game of baseball, and I also thought he was the most dangerous hitter I ever faced - certainly in the American League. Back with Cincinnati, I used to walk Giants' Willie McCovey all the time because he could just kill you. I thought I'd never treat another hitter that way, but I wound up doing it with George." I loved the way George Brett played baseball. In my office, I have a signed bat, a couple of ...
It’s a unique recognition and just to be associated with Willie McCovey is very special to me. -Buster
Next they'll put up something for Willie Stargell's 1979 WS MVP because, y'know, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey ... close enough.
Posey: “To have my name mentioned alongside Willie McCovey and the previous winners, means a great deal to me”
Break your leg and miss a season, then come back the next year to have an MVP caliber season? Yeah, Buster deserves the Willie McCovey Award
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is introduced as the fans give him a huge ovation -
catcher Buster Posey was selected winner of the 2012 "Willie Mac" Award
Lou Gehrig, "The Iron Horse", and A-Rod sit tied atop the list of all-time career grand slams with 23. Manny Ramirez, and Eddie Murray follow with 21, and 19. Tied for fifth is Big Mac, Willie McCovey, and.Robin Ventura at 18. I cannot believe Ventura, the current White Sox manager is that high on this statistical list. Given the amount of HR the other players hit vs. the amount Robin hit, His pct. has to be the all time high with 15 or more career slammies. Come on math wizard baseball lovers, I know you are out there.
7 Games for the G men... I love that number because it belonged to my favorite ball player ever... Mickey... not a Giant but bigger than life in the eyes of a young boy growing up with my Dad Pete and my brother Vern watching the game of the week with Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese LOVED the Yankees! I became a Giants fan when we went to our first ballgame at the "Stick" remember watching Willie Mays and Willie McCovey , Jimmy Davenport .. man that was a good time
What a great ballplayer. Too bad the Giants have Orlando and Willie McCovey at the same time, both being first basemen. Otherwise, the Baby Bull would have been a lifetime Giant, I think.
Day 260. In Season and out of Season "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead," and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—" with great patience and careful instruction."—2 Timothy 4:1-2 It was the seventh and final game of the 1962 World Series. The New York Yankees took a 1-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants into the bottom of the ninth inning. Matty Alou led off the inning with a single. Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry struck out the next two batters. Then Willie Mays hit a double to right field. Alou was on third and Mays on second. Yankee manager Ralph Houk walked to the mound and asked Terry if he could get Willie McCovey out and end the game. During this pause Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson approached Willie Mays and asked him if he knew Jesus Christ as his Savior. It was Richard's only chance to talk to Mays. The very next pitch was ...
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Just got home from an incredible day at AT&T Park. Dodgers vs. Giants, Matt Cain pitching. Got a free Giants t-shirt when I walked in. Made friends with all the people in my section (who are season ticket holders). One of them knows all the ushers who work at the park so at the 8th inning we moved from section 327 to section 122, 15 rows up from home plate. I was freaking out because I had never been that close to the players before. THEN we went down to the tunnels below the 100's section and hung out by the press box exit. Met Vin Scully (I don't even know if I have any friends who are Dodger fans) and then saw Willie McCovey! Said hi to him and then had my new friend secretly take a picture of Willie with me photobombing in the background. THEN it was "Fellowship Day" so after the game, we went on the field (woohoo!) and listened to testimonies from Ryan Vogelsong, Angel Pagan, Santiago Casilla, Barry Zito, Jeremy Affeldt, and Brandon Belt. Walked back to my car with a DJ from KLOVE. Photo album coming ...
African-American Heritage Night Friday, 9/21 vs. SD 7:15 p.m. Buy Tickets View Flyer With Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, the Giants African-American roots have been strong for years, to say the least! The Giants are proud to honor the Bay Area's African-American community at the Giants African-American Heritage Night. Your Special Event package includes a ticket to watch the Giants take on the division-rival San Diego Padres, in one of the African-American Heritage Sections, as well as a special edition San Francisco Sea Lions T-Shirt, featuring the emblem of San Francisco's historic *** League team that called the city home in 1946! Partial proceeds from every special event ticket sold support various charitable programs in the African-American community.
The Giants always have HOF who are big HR hitters especially when needed from Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, and Barry Bonds (future HOF).
1987: Mike Schmidt continues to climb MLB's all-time HR list, passing both Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with the 522nd of his career.
Photo: This picture of Benito Santiago still blows my mind!! Willie McCovey looks younger than him!
Today in 1977 - Willie McCovey becomes 1st player to homer twice in 1 inning two times in his career -
Giant great and Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey looks over "McCovey Cove" & AT&T Park.
from the 1962 World Series team attending the pre-game ceremony today: *** Perry, Willie McCovey and Willie Mays
Most critical at-bat in MLB history? Willie McCovey's liner to Bobby Richardson in Game 7 of 1962 World Series.
fact: Willie McCovey smacked 231 homers at Candlestick Park, the most hit there by any player.
Happy 74th Birthday to Willie McCovey. One of the true legends. Humble and kind. Many happy returns
Bob Gibson once called Willie McCovey the Scariest Hitter in Baseball - Happy Birthday
Happy 74th Birthday to the one and only Willie McCovey!
was established in '80 in honor of HOF Willie McCovey
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