Willie Lee McCovey (Stretch, Mac or Big Mac)
Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 198 lb.
Born: January 10, 1938 in Mobile, AL
High School: Central HS (Mobile, AL)
Signed by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1959 (Age 21.201, 9,266th in MLB history) vs. PHI 4 AB, 4 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Padres/Athletics 1959-1980
Last Game: July 6, 1980 (Age 42.178) vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1986 (346/425 ballots).
View Willie McCovey Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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