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Willie McCovey Willie McCovey
Full name: Willie Lee McCovey
Born: January 10, 1938, Mobile, Alabama
First Game: July 30, 1959; Final Game: July 6, 1980
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 4" Weight: 198
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1986
NL MVP (1969)
NL Rookie of the Year (1959)
All Star MVP (1969)
TSN Player of the Year (1969)
TSN NL Player of the Year (1969)
TSN NL Rookie of the Year (1959)
TSN NL Comeback Player of the Year (1977)
1B on TSN NL All-Star Team (1965 and 1968 to 1970)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1959 SF  N                52   192   32   68   9   5  13   38   22   1   35   4   0   1           7    2   0  .354  .429  .656   2.0 1959 SF  N
1960 SF  N Daily Splits  101   260   37   62  15   3  13   51   45   4   53   0   0   2   0   6   3    1   1  .238  .349  .469   0.5 1960 SF  N
1961 SF  N Daily Splits  106   328   59   89  12   3  18   50   37   3   60   5   0   4   0   4   8    1   2  .271  .350  .491   0.4 1961 SF  N
1962 SF  N Daily Splits   91   229   41   67   6   1  20   54   29   1   35   0   0   3   0   2   6    3   3  .293  .368  .590   1.3 1962 SF  N
1963 SF  N Daily Splits  152   564  103  158  19   5  44  102   50   5  119  11   1   1   0   6  10    1   1  .280  .350  .566   3.4 1963 SF  N
1964 SF  N Daily Splits  130   364   55   80  14   1  18   54   61   5   73   5   0   4   0   7   9    2   1  .220  .336  .412  -0.5 1964 SF  N
1965 SF  N Daily Splits  160   540   93  149  17   4  39   92   88   5  118   6   2   3   0   6   8    0   4  .276  .381  .539   2.5 1965 SF  N
1966 SF  N Daily Splits  150   502   85  148  26   6  36   96   76  10  100   6   0   4   0   6   8    2   1  .295  .391  .586   3.1 1966 SF  N
1967 SF  N Daily Splits  135   456   73  126  17   4  31   91   71  17  110   6   2   4   0   7   8    3   3  .276  .378  .535   3.3 1967 SF  N
1968 SF  N Daily Splits  148   523   81  153  16   4  36  105   72  20   71   5   0   8   0   9  10    4   2  .293  .378  .545   5.0 1968 SF  N
1969 SF  N Daily Splits  149   491  101  157  26   2  45  126  121  45   66   4   0   7   0   7  11    0   0  .320  .453  .656   6.6 1969 SF  N
1970 SF  N Daily Splits  152   495   98  143  39   2  39  126  137  40   75   3   0   3   0   7  13    0   0  .289  .444  .612   6.5 1970 SF  N
1971 SF  N Daily Splits  105   329   45   91  13   0  18   70   64  21   57   4   0   5   0   4   6    0   2  .277  .396  .480   1.6 1971 SF  N
1972 SF  N Daily Splits   81   263   30   56   8   0  14   35   38   5   45   2   0   1   0   2   3    0   0  .213  .316  .403  -1.0 1972 SF  N
1973 SF  N Daily Splits  130   383   52  102  14   3  29   75  105  25   78   1   0   6   0   4   6    1   0  .266  .420  .546   3.1 1973 SF  N
1974 SD  N Daily Splits  128   344   53   87  19   1  22   63   96   9   76   1   0   1   1   4   8    1   0  .253  .416  .506   2.2 1974 SD  N
1975 SD  N Daily Splits  122   413   43  104  17   0  23   68   57   8   80   3   0   2   0   3  10    1   0  .252  .345  .460   1.0 1975 SD  N
1976 SD  N Daily Splits   71   202   20   41   9   0   7   36   21   7   39   1   0   0   0   3   4    0   0  .203  .281  .351  -0.2 1976 SD  N
1976 OAK A Daily Splits   11    24    0    5   0   0   0    0    3   1    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .208  .296  .208  -0.2 1976 OAK A
1976 Total                82   226   20   46   9   0   7   36   24   8   43   1   0   0   0   3   4    0   0  .204  .283  .336  -0.4 1976 Total
1977 SF  N Daily Splits  141   478   54  134  21   0  28   86   67  16  106   0   0   3   0   7  16    3   0  .280  .367  .500   0.7 1977 SF  N
1978 SF  N Daily Splits  108   351   32   80  19   2  12   64   36   8   57   0   0   2   1   8  12    1   0  .228  .298  .396  -1.0 1978 SF  N
1979 SF  N Daily Splits  117   353   34   88   9   0  15   57   36   2   70   1   0   3   1   5   7    0   2  .249  .318  .402  -0.5 1979 SF  N
1980 SF  N Daily Splits   48   113    8   23   8   0   1   16   13   2   23   1   0   3   2   3   3    0   0  .204  .285  .301  -0.8 1980 SF  N
Total NL                2577  8173 1229 2206 353  46 521 1555 1342 259 1546  69   5  70   5i110i176   26  22  .270  .375  .516  39.2 Total NL        
Total AL                  11    24    0    5   0   0   0    0    3   1    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .208  .296  .208  -0.2 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2588  8197 1229 2211 353  46 521 1555 1345 260 1550  69   5  70   5i110i176   26  22  .270  .374  .515  39.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
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League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1971 SF  N Daily Splits    4    14    2    6   0   0   2    6    4   3    2   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .429  .556  .857 1971 SF  N
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1962 SF  N Daily Splits    4    15    2    3   0   1   1    1    1   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .250  .533 1962 SF  N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1963 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1963 NL   
1966 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   1    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .250  .000 1966 NL   
1968 NL    Daily Splits    1     4    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1968 NL   
1969 NL    Daily Splits    1     4    2    2   0   0   2    3    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500 2.000 1969 NL   
1970 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1970 NL   
1971 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1971 NL   
Total            Splits    6    16    2    3   0   0   2    4    1   1    6   0   0   0   0   0   2    0   0  .188  .235  .563 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1959 SF  N        1B   51                     424   29    5   29      .989
1960 SF  N Daily  1B   71   65   57   567.2   557   39    9   42   0  .985
1961 SF  N Daily  1B   84   79   69   710.1   669   55   11   55   0  .985
1962 SF  N Daily  OF   57   53   14   368.1    81    2    2    1   0  .976    45    0   12 
1962 SF  N        LF   45   42    9   290.1    68    1    2    1   0  .972
1962 SF  N        1B   17   11    5    93     105    7    1   12   0  .991
1962 SF  N        RF   12   11    5    78      14    0    0    0   0 1.000
1963 SF  N Daily  OF  135  131   90  1103.2   220    7   14    0   0  .942   133    0    3 
1963 SF  N        LF  133  130   90  1093     218    6   13    0   0  .945
1963 SF  N        1B   23   14   11   144.1   143   14    1    5   0  .994
1963 SF  N        RF    3    1    0    10.2     3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1964 SF  N Daily  OF   83   80   39   627.1    96    5    7    1   0  .935    78    0    5 
1964 SF  N        LF   78   75   37   592.1    86    4    6    1   0  .938
1964 SF  N        1B   26   21   15   190.1   177   14    7   19   0  .965
1964 SF  N        RF    5    5    2    35       7    1    1    0   0  .889
1965 SF  N Daily  1B  156  150  129  1300    1310   87   13   93   1  .991
1966 SF  N Daily  1B  145  139  124  1221.1  1287   81   22   91   0  .984
1967 SF  N Daily  1B  127  123  114  1108.1  1221   81   15  102   1  .989
1968 SF  N Daily  1B  146  146  129  1257.1  1305  103   21   91   0  .985
1969 SF  N Daily  1B  148  148  113  1249.2  1392   79   12  116   0  .992
1970 SF  N Daily  1B  146  146  121  1241.1  1217  134   15  117   0  .989
1971 SF  N Daily  1B   95   95   77   795.1   828   63   15   80   0  .983
1972 SF  N Daily  1B   74   73   54   598.1   617   32    9   52   0  .986
1973 SF  N Daily  1B  117  116   65   920.1   930   76   12   89   0  .988
1974 SD  N Daily  1B  104  103   67   841     815   47   11   59   0  .987
1975 SD  N Daily  1B  115  115   61   916     979   73   15   94   0  .986
1976 SD  N Daily  1B   51   51   19   388     420   44    4   39   0  .991
1976 OAK A Daily  DH    9    7    3                                      -
1977 SF  N Daily  1B  136  136   80  1079.1  1072   60   13   93   0  .989
1978 SF  N Daily  1B   97   95   39   726     721   44   10   49   0  .987
1979 SF  N Daily  1B   89   86   62   724.1   740   48   10   60   0  .987
1980 SF  N Daily  1B   27   26   25   235.2   241   12    2   18   0  .992
Total             1B 2045 1938i1436i16308  i17170 1222  233 1405   2i .987
Total             OF  275  264  143  2099.1   397   14   23    2   0  .947   256    0   20 
Total             LF  256  247  136  1975.2   372   11   21    2   0  .948
Total             RF   20   17    7   123.2    24    1    1    0   0  .962
Total             DH    9    7    3                                      -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1971 SF  N Daily  1B    4    4    4    34      33    3    1    0   0  .973
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1962 SF  N Daily  OF    2    2    2    17       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    1 
1962 SF  N        1B    2    2    2    17      18    4    1    2   0  .957
1962 SF  N        LF    1    1    1     9       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1962 SF  N        RF    1    1    1     8       2    0    1    0   0  .667
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1966 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    1    10      10    1    0    1   0 1.000
1968 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    1     9      10    0    0    0   0 1.000
1969 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     5       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1970 NL    Daily  1B    1    0    0     2       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     3       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             1B    5    4    2    29      27    1    0    1   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Giants (March 12, 1955).

Traded by San Francisco Giants with Bernie Williams to San Diego Padres in exchange
for Mike Caldwell (October 25, 1973).

Sold by San Diego Padres to Oakland Athletics (August 30, 1976).

Granted free agency (November 1, 1976).

Signed by San Francisco Giants (January 6, 1977).


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