BREAKING: San Francisco Giants Legend Willie McCovey Passes Away At Age 80

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This is incredibly sad as Baseball has just lost a legend and a pioneer of the game after it was announced that Willie McCovey passed away on Wednesday at age 80.

The Hall of Fame first baseman spent 19 of his 22 major-league seasons with the Giants and became one of the most beloved players in franchise history.

McCovey died at Stanford Hospital Wednesday afternoon of what the team is calling a “long battle with ongoing health issues.”

The list of McCovey’s accomplishments:

•1959 National League Rookie of Year

•1969 National League Most Valuable Player

•1977 National League Comeback Player of the Year

•18 grand slams, most in National League history

•Six-time All-Star

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