The baseball player Willie McCovey died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
MLB Hall of Famer who hit 521 career home runs and was named to six All-Star teams. He won the National League home run title three times and was named 1969 NL MVP.
He had one child with Karen McCovey, whom he was married to from 1964 until 1966.
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn’t want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn’t want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.
In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making headlines, there was an old man who came to games at Seals Stadium, and one day he called me over, introduced himself and told me not to believe anything written about me or think too much of all the accolades.
I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who’s been my friend since I first came to San Francisco. Then Rocky’s son, Jeff, said he wanted to design it, so he traveled around the country to sports restaurants like Mickey Mantle’s and Michael Jordan’s, and he came up with a great concept.
Ballplayers, like everyone else, like to get told they did something right.
I’ve always had a connection here in the city from the first day I arrived. I stayed in the city. I made San Francisco my home. I was seen in the offseason at a lot of different functions, and people liked that.