Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey
Birthdate 1/10/1938
Death Date 10/31/2018
Debut Year 1959
Year of Induction 1986
Teams Athletics, Giants, Padres
Position First Base

Willie McCovey was a six-time All Star and won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1959, and the NL MVP and All Star MVP Awards in 1969.

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Willie McCovey earned the 1959 Rookie of the Year Award

Willie McCovey earned the 1959 Rookie of the Year Award

Willie McCovey broke into the big leagues and made an immediate impact. Voted the NL’s Rookie of the Year in 1959, he was an All Star by ’63. That season his 44 homers led the Senior Circuit. As pitchers dominated the 1960s, McCovey hit exactly 300 homers in the decade. In the Year of th
McCovey earned MVP votes in 10 seasons and won it in 1969

McCovey earned MVP votes in 10 seasons and won it in 1969

Willie McCovey’s name is found in MVP voting totals for ten different seasons. His first year of big league baseball garnered him consideration in 1959. Writers also gave him votes in 1963 then in every season from ’65-’71 and again in ’77. Shown here is an autographed 1970 T
Hall of Fame induction day came on 8/3/86 for Willie McCovey

Hall of Fame induction day came on 8/3/86 for Willie McCovey

Six All Star appearances, an MVP Award and 521 career homers makes Willie McCovey a no-doubt Hall of Famer. In 1986 he became the 23rd first-ballot selection for Cooperstown. That year the Veterans Committee also selected Ernie Lombardi and Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr to receive baseball̵

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