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    R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    Just heard the news - 80-years old.
    Fantastic LH power bat during the 1960ís, complimented Willie Mays very well in that Giants lineup.

    R.I.P. big man.
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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    R.I.P. Willie.

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    sad news to hear of another great player's passing

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    one of the most imposing hitters of his era, along with Frank Howard.

    To me, Willie appeared to be bigger than 6'4"/200 lbs.
    "Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'" -- Mickey Mantle

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    Sad news, RIP Willie
    The real reason why the Yankees keep winning is cause the other team can't stop staring at the damn pinstripes

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    RIP, Willie.

    '62 WS anecdote

    Three days of rain in San Francisco delayed Game 6 until Oct. 15, and Billy Pierce’s complete game three-hitter in that contest set up Game 7 the next day.

    With Ralph Terry and Jack Sanford facing off on the mound for the third time in the Series, the Yankees scored a run in the fifth inning when Tony Kubek’s double-play grounder scored Moose Skowron. At that point, the Giants had outscored the Yankees over the course of the Series by one run: 21-20.

    Terry kept the Giants at bay through eight innings, but allowed a bunt single to Matty Alou to lead of the bottom of the ninth. Terry regrouped to strike out Felipe Alou and Hiller, but then Willie Mays doubled to right field – with only a brilliant throw by Roger Maris holding the speedy Matty Alou at third base.

    With McCovey up next and Orlando Cepeda on deck, Yankees manager Ralph Houk had Terry pitch to McCovey with first base open. McCovey lined a ball that looked like a sure base hit before Richardson’s catch put an end to the Giants’ rally.

    McCovey, who had tripled against Terry in the seventh inning but was stranded at third base, remembers the at-bat with vivid detail.

    “I had a chance to be a big hero if I had gotten a hit and drove in those two runs,” McCovey said. “But it just didn’t happen.”

    Terry, who surrendered Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off home run in the 1960 World Series, was named the World Series MVP. McCovey went on to record 521 home runs in his 22-year big league career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986.

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey


    Willie was a great player. I will miss him

    Yogi is a National Treasure. Let's put him in a National Hall of Fame. The man has no peers.

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    R.I.P.Willie McCovey

    One of the game's most imposing sluggers, in its golden era..Many of the articles commemorating Willie's passing have noted his major league debut was 7/30/59..What they didnt add, was that Willie broke in against Phils ace Robin Roberts, (then in the twilight of his career, but still good), and went 4 for 4, two triples..

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    RIP Willie

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    Re: R.I.P. Willie McCovey

    RIP to one of the greats.

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