Facts of Willie McCovey
|Full Name:||Willie McCovey|
|Birth Date:||January 10, 1938|
|Death Date:||October 31, 2018|
|Birth Place:||Mobile, Alabama, United States|
|Net Worth:||$ 3 million|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 3 inches (1.93m)|
|Profession:||former first baseman|
|Father's Name:||Frank McCovey|
|Mother's Name:||Esther McCovey|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus|
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Somebody asked me why my statue was taller than Willie Mays'. I asked him, 'Haven't you ever seen us standing side by side? I'm taller than Willie Mays. That's why.'
The professional athlete knows there's always another game or another year coming up. If he loses, he swallows the bitter pill and comes back. It's much harder for the fans.
Relationship Statistics of Willie McCovey
|What is Willie McCovey marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Willie McCovey get married ? (married date):||August 01, 2018|
|How many children does Willie McCovey have ? (name):||One (Allison McCovey)|
|Is Willie McCovey having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Willie McCovey gay ?:||No|
|Who is Willie McCovey wife ? (name):||Estela Bejar|
More about the relationship
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’s death on 31 October 2018.
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’s greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants. He lashed 521 home runs, 231 launched in Candlestick Park throughout his career.
Willie McCovey’s 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’s 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.
Talking about his education, McCovey dropped out of high school without graduating.
Willie McCovey’s Career, Salary, Net Worth
McCovey 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.
McCovey 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.
McCovey has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 10 million at present.
Willie McCovey’s Rumors, Controversy
McCovey 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’s Body Measurement
Talking about his body measurement, McCovey had a height of 1.93 m. Additionally, his hair color and eye color was dark brown.
Willie McCovey’s Social Media
McCovey was not active over the social media. He did not have his official Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook account.
References: (baseball-reference, MLB, ESPN, nytimes)