McCovey, Willie

From Astro-Databank
(Redirected from McCovey, Willy "Stretch")
Jump to: navigation, search
Name
McCovey, Willie Gender: M
Willy Lee McCovey
born on 10 January 1938 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Mobile, Alabama, 30n42, 88w03
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°52' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°43 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 05°47'



Willie McCovey
photo: Rubenstein, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American Major League Baseball first baseman, nicknamed "Mac", "Big Mac", and "Stretch". He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. He batted and threw left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.

One of the most intimidating power hitters of his era, McCovey was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by pitcher Bob Gibson, an assessment with which Reggie Jackson concurred. McCovey's powerful swing generated 521 home runs, 231 of which he hit in Candlestick Park, the most hit there by any player, and included a home run of Sept. 16, 1966 described as the longest ever hit in that stadium.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Baseball player, first baseman)

Personal tools