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Overview (5)

Born in Mobile, Alabama, USA
Died in Stanford, California, USA  (long illness)
Birth NameWillie Lee McCovey
Nicknames Stretch
Mac
Big Mac
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Willie McCovey was born on January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is known for 1962 World Series (1962), George Jessel's Here Come the Stars (1968) and 1971 National League Championship Series (1971). He was married to Estela Bejar and Karen Michelle Billingsley. He died on October 31, 2018 in Stanford, California, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Estela Bejar (1 August 2018 - 31 October 2018)  (his death)
Karen Michelle Billingsley (25 October 1964 - 10 October 1967)  (divorced)  (1 child)

Trivia (8)

First Baseman/Outfielder for San Francisco Giants (1959-1973 and 1977-1980), San Diego Padres (1974-1976) and Oakland Athletics (1976).
Member of 1962 National League Champion San Francisco Giants team. Member of 1971 National League Western Division Champion San Francisco Giants team.
Named to 6 National League All Star Teams (1963, 1966 and 1968-1971).
1959 National League Rookie of the Year.
1969 National League MVP for leading league in On-base percentage (.453), Slugging Percentage (.656), Home Runs (45) and RBI (126). Also had .320 Batting Average, 101 Runs, 322 Total Bases, 121 Walks, 73 Extra-Base Hits, 282 Times on Base and 7 Sacrifice Flies.
1969 MLB All-Star Game MVP.
Made major league debut on 30 July 1959.
Has one daughter Allison, and three grandchildren.

Personal Quotes (2)

Somebody asked me why my statue was taller than Willie Mays'. I asked him, 'Haven't you ever seen us standing side by side? I'm taller than Willie Mays. That's why.'
The professional athlete knows there's always another game or another year coming up. If he loses, he swallows the bitter pill and comes back. It's much harder for the fans.

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