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Willie McCovey Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
Willie McCovey was born on 10th January 1938 in Mobile, Alabama, the United States. His birth name is Willie Lee McCovey. His father name is Frank McCovey, a railroad worker and mother name is Esther McCovey. Likewise, there is no information available about his education. He began working part-time at the age of 12. Willie holds American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. He has 6 feet 3 inches height and has unknown weight. Similarly, he has dark brown hair and eye colour. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Willie McCovey Career
Willie McCovey began his career initially when he invited to a New York Giants tryout camp in Florida. Later, he played for a San Francisco Giants’ farm club in Dallas. Likewise, he made his Major League debut on July 30, 1959. In the year 1969, he hit 45 home runs, had 126 RBI and batted .320. He was the National League MVP the same year. Moreover, Willie played for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics from 1974 to 1976. After returning to the Giants in 1977, he began as the active home run leader with 465.
Willie hit his 500th home run on 30th 1978, at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. Throughout his 22-year career, he batted .270, with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs. Then, he had statistics of 1,229 runs scored, 2,211 hits, 353 doubles, 46 triples, and a .374 on-base percentage. Apart from his career in sports, Willie and a business partner opened Willie’s Restaurant in September 2003. He died on October 31, 2018, at the age of 80 at Stanford University Medical Center.
Additionally, Willie was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. In addition, he was inducted to the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame on 7th February 2009.
Willie McCovey Relationship
The 80 years old, Willie McCovey was a married man. He is married to Estela Bejar on 1st August 2018. The couple were together until Willie’s death. Previously, he was married to Karen McCovery in 25th October 1964 but they separated in 10th October 1967. Together, the couple has a daughter named Allison McCovey.
Willie McCovey Net Worth and Online Presence
American former first baseman, Willie McCovey has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth of $3 million USD. Likewise, Willie was not active over the social media. He did not have his official Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook account.