San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dead at age 80

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Willie McCovey, the Hall of Famer nicknamed “Stretch” for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died at 80.
The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey’s death, saying he passed “peacefully” in the afternoon “after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.”
As a former first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a career .270 hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league seasons, 19 of them with the Giants.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed “Stretch” for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.

The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey’s death, saying the fearsome hitter passed “peacefully” in the afternoon “after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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