Hall of Famer Willie McCovey remembered for awesome power, hitting skill
“Baseball has lost a giant, in every sense of the word, with Willie McCovey’s passing,” said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “There wasn’t a batter more feared by opposing pitchers than Willie Mac, who hit 521 mammoth home runs during a dominating 22-year career that included 19 seasons in a Giants uniform.
“One of five Hall of Fame players from Mobile, Ala., Willie was a regular in Cooperstown for many years after his 1986 election and, more recently, a fixture at AT&T Park, where he was most happy watching his favorite team play. The Hall of Fame mourns the passing of a legend who had a heart of gold.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum