It is with great sadness that we announce that San Francisco Giants Legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 80 after losing his battle with ongoing health issues. #Forever44 | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/ooOYg4ESol
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 31, 2018
San Francisco Giants legend and Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey died on Wednesday. He was 80.
McCovey died at the Stanford Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a lengthy “battle with ongoing health issues.” He had been in a wheel chair for several years, and recently developed an infection and was hospitalized last week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
McCovey played for the Giants from 1959-1973, and then again from 1977-1980 to close out his career. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1986.
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