Willie McCovey

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Birthday
10, 1938
Birthplace
Mobile, AL
Death Date
Oct 31, 2018 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1938
Birthplace
Mobile, AL
Death Date
Oct 31, 2018 (80)

About

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.

Before Fame

He wasn't allowed to play in Shreveport, Lousiana with his minor league team due to segregation at the time.

Trivia

He won the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year Award, despite playing in just fifty-two games.

Family Life

He had one child with Karen McCovey, whom he was married to from 1964 until 1966.

Associated With

He teamed with Willie Mays to form a fearsome hitting combination for the San Francisco Giants.