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Willie McCovey

"Stretch"

 
 
Willie McCovey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Willie McCovey Marker
Inscription.  The San Francisco Giants first baseman from 1959-73 and 1977-80, Willie established a career record of 521 home runs. This places him in the all-time top ten. Nicknamed "Stretch" for his ability to catch wide and high throws to first base, he also was named National League Most Valuable Player in 1969 with 45 home runs and a 126 RBI. Elected in 1986 to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
 
Location. 37° 46.708′ N, 122° 23.458′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryan Vogelsong (within shouting distance of this marker); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852
Willie McCovey Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Willie McCovey Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to the King Street side (shadowy side) of the Oracle Park clock tower, along with the Willie Mays Jr. marker slightly to the right it (sunny side of tower).
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Barry Bonds (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); J.T. Snow (within shouting distance of this marker); Brian Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willie McCovey #44 (MLB.com). (Submitted on June 5, 2021.)
2. Remembering A Giant: A look back at Willie McCovey's career in SF (YouTube, 3.5 mins.). (Submitted on June 5, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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