San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Willie McCovey Cove
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports.
Location. 37° 46.649′ N, 122° 23.386′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willie McCovey (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Ryan Vogelsong (about 500 feet away); Barry Bonds (about 500 feet away); Brian Wilson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. McCovey Cove (Wikipedia). "McCovey Cove is the unofficial name of a section of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field wall of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, named after famed Giants first baseman Willie McCovey. The proper name for the cove is China Basin, which is the mouth of Mission Creek as it meets the bay....The name was coined thanks to two sportswriters. Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News wrote an article suggesting naming the body of water after McCovey, though his original suggestions were 'McCovey Channel,' 'McCovey Stream' or 'McCovey Run.'
Purdy then noted the more 'lyrical' name of 'McCovey Cove' was suggested by his colleague Leonard Koppett, a writer for the Oakland Tribune. The name did not take long to become very popular, although the moniker has never become official." (Submitted on May 10, 2021.)
2. Willie McCovey #44 (MLB.com). (Submitted on May 10, 2021.)
3. Willie McCovey (National Baseball Hall of Fame). (Submitted on May 10, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.