RIP Willie McCovey

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    A true Giant.
     
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    Mr Fahrenheit Valar Morghulis

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    and a gentlemen


    In the 80's O worked for the Edmonton Trappers and while I never met him--he cam with the Giants farm club to Edmonton to see some players play--many of the guys I worked with got autographs and pictures and he was very friendly towards crazy Canadian harassing him
     
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    Awww man. RIP.
     
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    When you look at McCovey's numbers in the 60s, they are all the more impressive when you consider the game back then was slanted towards pitching and not hitting- the strikezone, mound height, pitcher-friendly ballparks, particuarly 1963-1968.

    And his own ballpark, Candlestick, with the unpredictable winds before it was enclosed.

    Imagine if interleague play was around and McCovey got to play a handful of games at a hitter friendly place like Fenway Park or Tiger Stadium.
     
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    PanthersPens62 It's All About The U!!

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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Mays and Bonds were greater Giants. But there has never been a more popular Giant. Nice article by the writer who suggested McCovey Cove.

     
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