Cardinals broadcaster mike shannon has said the longest home run he has witnessed was hit by mccovey on sept. Willie mccovey singled in his first big league at bat off robin. Hall of fame first baseman willie mccovey pardoned by obama. Ralph willard terry born january 9, 1936 is an american former professional baseball player and golfer. This willie mccovey baseball card checklist includes every known baseball card that willie mccovey has appeared on, in chronological order. He was married to estela bejar and karen m billingsley. Willie mccovey biosalary, net worth, married, children. In 1963 eliot asinof described the events in his book eight men out. Barry bonds is officially on the giants wall of fame. An addictive read, sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, the baseball maniacs almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaserand absolutely the greatest, most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever compiled all verfied for.
It includes a complete list of nicknames of players in the baseball hall of fame, a list of nicknames of current players, nicknames of popular players who have played for each major league team, and lists of nicknames grouped into particular categories e. Happy birthday to san francisco giants legend willie mccovey. Keeler, one of the best hitters of his time, was elected into the national baseball hall of fame. All professional baseball statistics for willie mccovey. The san francisco giants are an american professional baseball team based in san francisco, california. The 79yearold san francisco giants legend was one of 64 people who received pardons from the 44th. View willie mccovey s page at the baseball hall of fame plaque, photos, videos. The game was played on the evening of july 14, 1970, at riverfront stadium in cincinnati, ohio, home of the cincinnati reds of the national league, and resulted in a 54 victory for the nl.
Willie mccovey jersey, san francisco giants willie mccovey. Willie mccovey allstar stats the willie mccovey allstar stats seen below include his allstar yearbyyear hitting stats, allstar fielding stats, and allstar pitching stats where applicable. Hall of famer willie mccovey on his loving childhood. The specific reason for his death was not revealed but was instead cited as ongoing health issues. Willie mccovey baseball stats with batting stats, pitching stats and fielding stats, along with uniform numbers, salaries, quotes, career stats and. A fantastic and farflung compilation of stats, figures, and littleknown nuggets about our national pastime. The statistics used were obtained free of charge from the baseball databank. Thomas won 2 al mvp awards, mccovey won 1 nl mvp award. Click the award name and up comes a comprehensive history of that award along with every winner of that particular baseball award. Willie mccovey will never be forgotten in san francisco or the hearts of baseball fans every where.
San francisco hall of famer willie mays and longtime san francisco chronicle baseball writer john shea collaborated on mays new memoir, 24. The world series mvp award was renamed in honor of willie. Some of the books at the library are reference only and are not loaned out. The baseball maniacs almanac baseball maniacs almanac. Mlb san francisco giants willie mccovey baseball with hof inscribed.
The hall of fame first baseman and beloved san francisco legend was elected to the hall of fame in 1986 following a career where he hit 521 home runs ninth. Willie lee mccovey january 10, 1938 october 31, 2018 was an american professional baseball player. So i would say again most are from books that i scan and then save them on a disc. He played in major league baseball as a first baseman from 1959 to 1980. Between 1954 and 1966, he and braves teammate hank aaron hit 863 home runs aaron 442, mathews 421, moving ahead of the yankees duo of babe ruth and lou gehrig as the alltime leaders in major league history. What i do is scan them from these books at the library and take them home add them to what i scanned from my own books. This willie mccovey autograph is guaranteed authentic and includes a steiner sports certificate of authenticity and accompanying tamperevident steiner hologram. Willie mccovey world series stats by baseball almanac. Willie mccovey was born on january 10, 1938 in mobile, alabama. Willie mays was born on wednesday, may 6, 1931, in westfield, alabama.
Mlb san francisco giants willie mccovey baseball with hof. The willie mccovey world series stats seen below include his world series year byyear hitting stats, world series fielding stats, and world series pitching stats. Although willie mccovey played hurt throughout much of his 22year career, the giants first baseman used a sweeping swing to belt 521 homers and collect more than 2,200 hits. Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season full name. Babe ruth was the first player to hit three home runs in game at least once both leagues, once with the new york yankees in 1930, and once in the national league, with the boston braves in 1935. Did you know he was the first player in national league history to join the 30 30 club 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases. The san francisco giants gave opponents the willies from 195972, when willie mays and willie stretch mccovey comprised the core of their offensive attack. Hall of fame president jeff idelson had a chance to have lunch with willie mccovey in san francisco the week after the giants 2014 world series win their third title in five years. His long playing career translates to a lot of baseball cards, so this list of the top willie mccovey cards will help collectors zero in on some of the most important options for. There were 48 players on the wall, from johnnie lemaster to marvin benard to bobby bonds, and now there are 49. Hall of fame first baseman willie mccovey has been pardoned by barack obama. Willie mccovey 500 home run club the most inspiring. Willie mccovey society for american baseball research.
Nov 05, 2018 willie mccovey died at the of 80 on october 31, 2018. In 2014, madison bumgarner won the world series mvp award. In 2017, someone will win the willie mays world series mvp award. Youre the manager of the other team in a tie game with two outs and nobody on in the ninth. This page lists every known baseball award won by willie mccovey in chronological order. This at bat was so famous that even charlie brown was bummed and lamented about the result. Babe ruth was the first player to hit three home runs in game at least once both leagues, once with the new york yankees in 1930, and once in the national league, with the boston braves in 1935 merv connors had eight career home runs, the fewest career home runs by any player with a 3homer game on their resume rafael palmeiro 569 hrs, david ortiz 541 hrs, and gary sheffield 509 hrs. Creighton hale 19242017, the little leagues first director of research. Willie mays stats by baseball almanac did you know that willie mays played major league baseball for twentytwo seasons and was named to twentyfour allstar games.
Willie mccovey, willie mays, juan marichal, gaylord perry. A national baseball hall of fame career began on this date 56 years ago. It is important to take some time to wish san francisco giants hall of famer willie mccovey a happy birthday, even if we are a day late. Mccovey s cove has become the aquatic home to many of the home runs hit by slugger barry bonds in recent years. Over a 22year career between 1959 and 1980 he played 19 seasons with the giants and. Reggie smith baseball stats by baseball almanac dodgers baseball. Books hall of fame baseball hall of fame online store. Hall of fame first baseman willie mccovey pardoned by.
Willie mays is the other, with willie mccovey 68 and orlando cepeda 50, to do it. San francisco giants 19591973, 19771980, san diego padres 19741976, oakland athletics 1976. Jul 30, 2015 a national baseball hall of fame career began on this date 56 years ago. The 2016 baseball season was one to remember, highlighted by an amazing world series that ended in the cubs first championship in more than a century, and no book offers a more complete capsule of the year than the baseball america almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the world series. San francisco giants, san diego padres, oakland athletics mvp. Mccovey played three more seasons with the giants before retiring on june 6, 1980. Willie lee mccovey january 10, 1938 october 31, 2018 started his career off with a bang going 4for4 in his major league debut against hall of fame pitcher robin roberts en route to a. Known as stretch during his playing days, and later also nicknamed mac and willie mac, he is best known for his long tenure as one of the sports greatest stars with the san francisco giants. Shop san francisco giants willie mccovey jerseys at the official online retailer of the mlb giants store for the latest willie mccovey jerseys for men, women, and kids. A group of terrorized pitchers stood around the batting cage watching willie mccovey belt some tremendous line drives over the rightfield fence. The transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is ed by retrosheet.
Sep 29, 2017 in 2014, madison bumgarner won the world series mvp award. Oct 22, 2002 mccovey was not signed by any team, but would join the giants in spring training and proceed to have a standout year. William henry keeler march 3, 1872 january 1, 1923, nicknamed wee willie, was an american right fielder in major league baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the baltimore orioles and brooklyn superbas in the national league, and the new york highlanders in the american league. It is now adorned with flowers and other memorabilia in honor of the man who passed away on october 31, 2018. It was a day when the giants had an unusual lineup, with mays batting fourth, behind willie mccovey, instead of the other way around. The rookie first baseman for the san francisco giants got four hits as he led his team to a 72 victory over the philadelphia phillies on july 30, 1959. San francisco giants hall of famer, willie mccovey, was pardoned by president obama on tuesday. Players inducted into the national baseball hall of fame and museum as san francisco giants include 1b orlando cepeda p juan marichal, 1b willie mccovey, and p gaylord perry. Willie lee mccovey january 10, 1938 october 31, 2018 was an american major league baseball first baseman.
Many of them named the pitchers who were toughest on them, and the names ewell blackwell and bob lemon came up a lot. A baseball card checklist for willie mccovey that includes every baseball card in our baseball card database. I have a great paperback i bought several years ago, the alltime allstar baseball book, in which players were asked for their alltime teams of people they played against. He led the national league in homers three times and in rbi twice, also pacing the circuit in slugging percentage for three consecutive years 196870. Founded in 1883 as the new york gothams, and renamed three years later the new york giants, the team eventually moved to san francisco in 1958. Shea, who first approached mays about this project 15 years ago, spent over 100 hours with the giants legend and interviewed over 200 people for this book, unearthing a. I dont have as many as you do but i would estimate around 300. In 1986, mccovey received the ultimate honor when he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame.
Jan 17, 2017 hall of fame first baseman willie mccovey has been pardoned by barack obama for a 21yearold guilty plea to tax fraud the san francisco giants legend was one of 273 individuals granted a second. He played in major league baseball as a righthanded pitcher from 1956 to 1967, most notably as a member of the new york yankees where he led the american league with 23 victories in 1962 and, was selected as the mvp of the 1962 world series. Oct 31, 2018 9 sam whiting, willie mccovey recalls 62 series 50 years ago, san francisco chronicle, march 25, 2012. One name has recently been spoken again by the baseball reporters, well, his last name anyway. Buy from many sellers and get your cards all in one shipment. Shop comcs extensive selection of willie mccovey hall of fame baseball cards. He is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time and was elected to the baseball hall of fame in 1979. Major league baseball announced on friday that mays will receive this. Born on january 10, 1938, this guy is officially older than sportscenter, but he held stellar years alongside fellow giant willie mays in the 1960s and 70s before. In jim boutons revelatory 1970 book ball four, he describes a late september 1969 scene at san franciscos candlestick park. The willie mccovey world series stats seen below include his world series yearbyyear hitting stats, world series fielding stats, and world series pitching stats where applicable.
Defensive regression analysis data used here was obtained with permission from michael humphreys, author of wizardry. Willie mccovey was born on january 10, 1938 in mobile, alabama, usa as willie lee mccovey. Mccovey turned 79 yesterday and his place in giants history. Willie mccovey is considered one of the greatest lefthanded hitters in baseball history and a giants legend. Life stories and lessons from the say hey kid, which was released tuesday. Frank dascoli, a respected but flamboyant umpire, was about to toss mccovey from the game for arguing balls and strikes when mays rushed up. Apr 14, 2020 willie mccovey, in full willie lee mccovey, byname stretch, born january 10, 1938, mobile, alabama, u. This is a list of nicknames of major league baseball teams and players. Mays was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on may 25, 1951, with the new york giants. He died on october 31, 2018 in stanford, california, usa.
Mccovey was a 6x allstar, and won a mvp award and rookie of the year award. Wins above replacement data courtesy of baseball defensive regression analysis data used here was obtained with permission from michael humphreys, author of wizardry the transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is ed by retrosheet. Wilver dornell stargell march 6, 1940 april 9, 2001, nicknamed pops later in his career, was an american professional baseball left fielder and first baseman who spent 21 seasons in major league baseball mlb 19621982 with the pittsburgh pirates. The 1970 major league baseball allstar game was the 41st midseason exhibition between the allstars of the american league al and the national league nl, the two leagues comprising major league baseball. They compete in major league baseball mlb as a member club of the national league nl west division. Top 10 willie mccovey cards, rookie cards, autographs. Vintage sf giants poster need this for the shop try the best inspiration from a list of ideas which suits your requirement.1416 1527 1311 104 475 685 189 640 230 278 164 147 829 216 48 804 563 105 101 490 635 1054 476 977 147 654 943 851 1077 816 792 693 1143 1330 1331 256 1081 1348 1137 1418 98