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(former first baseman)

He lashed 521 home runs, 231 launched in Candlestick Park throughout his career.

Relationship Facts of Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey is married to Estela Bejar.
Willie McCovey married on August 01, 2018.
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He is father of One (Allison McCovey).
Willie McCovey is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Willie McCovey?

Willie McCovey was initially married to Karen McCovey from 25 October 1964 to 10 October 1967. The pair had a daughter from this marriage named Allison McCovey.

McCovey later married Estela Bejar on 1 August 2018. They were together until Willie鈥檚 death on 31 October 2018.

Relationship History With?

  • Previously married to Karen McCovey
  • Previously married to Estela Bejar

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married12 years, 7 months

Willie McCovey: Biography in Details

Who was Willie McCovey?

Willie McCovey was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. People mostly know him for his long tenure as one of the baseball鈥檚 greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants. He lashed 521 home runs, 231 launched in Candlestick Park throughout his career.

Willie McCovey鈥檚 Early Life, Childhood, and Education

McCovey was born as Willie Lee McCovey in Mobile, Alabama on January 10, 1938. He was born to parents Frank and Esther McCovey. His father worked as a railroad worker. Due to his parent鈥檚 poor economic condition, Willie began working part-time at the age of 12. He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to the African-American ethnic background.

Willie McCovey
Caption: Willie McCovey’s wife (Source: sfchronicle)

Talking about his education, Willie McCovey dropped out of high school without graduating.

Willie McCovey鈥檚 Career, Salary, Net Worth

Willie McCovey聽was initially invited to a New York Giants tryout camp in Florida. Additionally, he later played for a San Francisco Giants’ farm club in Dallas. Eventually, 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. In addition, he was the National League MVP the same year. Furthermore, 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 McCovey聽hit his 500th home run on June 30, 1978, at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. Throughout his 22-year career, he batted .270, with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs. Additionally, 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 McCovey’s Restaurant in September 2003. He died on October 31, 2018, at the age of 80 at Stanford University Medical Center.

McCovey 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 February 7, 2009.

Willie McCovey has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 10 million at present.

Willie McCovey鈥檚 Rumors, Controversy

Willie McCovey聽was involved in a controversy in 1996 after he pled guilty to federal tax fraud charges. Later, received a pardon from President Barack Obama on January 17, 2017.

Willie McCovey鈥檚 Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Willie McCovey had a height of 1.93 m. Additionally, his hair color and eye color was dark brown.

Willie McCovey鈥檚 Social Media

Willie McCovey was not active on social media. He did not have his official Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook account.

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References: (baseball-reference, MLB, ESPN, nytimes)

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