On October 31st, 2018, the world lost one of the greatest to ever play the game. Willie McCovey passed away at the age of 80 years old, however, his legacy will live on. Even being the Second Willie on the Giants (Willie Mays), McCovey, also known as “Big Mac” had established himself as one of the most powerful hitters in all of baseball.
McCovey was one of the greatest to play for the San Francisco Giants. In the Bay Area, McCovey was beloved by so many for his contributions to his team. McCovey had spent 19 years with the Giants, 2 with the Padres, and 1 with the Athletics. Starting in 1959 at the age of 21, Big Mac achieved greatness in the majors. The stats of the hall of famer can speak for themselves:
McCovey earned a number of accomplishments in his playing career. Some of the most notable accolades consist of: Rookie of the Year (1959), Most Valuable Player (1969), and Comeback Player of the Year (1977). McCovey was inducted to the hall of fame in 1986. After baseball, McCovey served as a mentor for the Giants.
Saying goodbye to an astounding player was not easy for the sports world. Having received great praise from the baseball world, the legend will continue to live on.
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