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Wat was Willie McCovey’s nummer?

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Why was Willie McCovey called stretch?

The 6’4″ McCovey, known as “Stretch” for his long arms and ability to snare an errant throw by an infielder while keeping his foot on the bag, was a fearsome hitter during his prime. As a hitter, decades before MLB Statcast started measuring such things, McCovey was known for speeding bullet exit velocity off the bat.

What team did Willie McCovey play for?

He spent three-and-a-half-seasons with the Padres and had a short stint with Oakland before returning to the Giants from 1977-80. A six-time All-Star who led the league in intentional walks four times, McCovey quietly played most of his career with knee, hip and foot injuries.

Who hit the most home runs at Candlestick Park?

McCovey hit 521 home runs, 231 of them in Candlestick Park, the most in that park by any player.

Willie McCovey
Home runs 521
Runs batted in 1,555

How tall was Willie McCovey?


Also Known As Stretch McCovey • Willie Lee McCovey
Height/Weight 6 ft 4 inches, 198 lb (193 cm, 89 kg)
Batting Hand left
Throwing Hand left
Debut Date July 30, 1959

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