McCovey becomes first player to homer twice in one inning two times
“He did it in the Candlestick Park cold and despite more intentional walks than any player of his era.”
McCovey retired following the 1980 season with 521 home runs, 1,555 RBI and 1,345 walks – 260 of which were intentional.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1986.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum