BREAKING: San Francisco Giants Legend Willie McCovey Passes Away At Age 80
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.
It is with great sadness that we announce that San Francisco Giants Legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 80 after losing his battle with ongoing health issues. #Forever44 | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/ooOYg4ESol
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) October 31, 2018
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