11 Facts About Willie McCovey

1. In 2013 Willie McCovey remained an ever-present, beloved, and optimistic, denizen of his home city.

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2. In 1976, the 38-year-old Willie McCovey struggled right from the start, and lost his first base job to the 23-year-old Mike Ivie.

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3. In 1961 Willie McCovey, playing for new manager Al Dark, was used as a platoon first baseman most of the season, starting 79 games and batting.

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4. The Giants sent him a bus ticket, and Willie McCovey headed east.

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5. At the time, Willie McCovey was the best and most feared hitter in baseball.

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6. In 1996, Willie McCovey was fined and given two years' probation for tax charges stemming from inadequate reporting of income earned from 1988 to 1990.

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7. In 1974, Willie McCovey was traded to the San Diego Padres ; without him, the Giants' fortunes declined.

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8. San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.

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9. In 1969, Willie McCovey led the NL in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage, missing out on the Triple Crown by.

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10. In 1999, Willie McCovey was 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.

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11. In 1976, Willie McCovey struggled, and lost the starting first base job to Mike Ivie.

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