Willie McCovey was ‘a true gentleman’ and a hitter ahead of his time

The frequently repeated fable in my neighborhood in the late 1960s was that Willie McCovey once hit a ball out of Candlestick Park and into San Francisco Bay.

As a young and gullible left-handed hitter, I fully believed this tale until attending my first game in 1969 at the wind-swept park, where…

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Source:: Tribune

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