Willie McCovey was one of the most feared power hitters to ever play the game of baseball across his 21 year career. In his rookie season with the San Francisco Giants in 1959, McCovey hit .354 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in just 52 games and was awarded with the Rookie of Year award for his efforts. In 1963, McCovey had his first All-Star season in which he hit 44 home runs and drove in 102 runs. Including that season, McCovey averaged 36 home runs and 99 RBI over eight seasons between 1963 through 1970. During that span, McCovey was an All-Star five times, led the league in home runs three times and in RBI twice.
While he was great throughout his entire Giants career, in 1969 McCovey had an MVP season with 45 home runs and 126 RBI while hitting .320 and getting on-base at an absurd .453 clip. Nicknamed “Mac”, “Big Mac” and “Stretch”, McCovey spent the best parts of his career manning the middle of the lineup along with fellow Hall of Famer, Willie Mays. After spending 15 seasons with the Giants, McCovey was traded to the San Diego Padres and played three seasons there before having his contract purchased by the Oakland Athletics during the 1976 season, although he played just 11 games in Oakland. In 1977, McCovey returned to the Giants and had a resurgent season hitting .280 with 28 home runs and 86 RBI.
Big Mac spent three more seasons with the Giants before retiring following the 1980 season. Giants fans can still find some incredibly rare autographed collectibles from Willie McCovey’s great career in San Francisco. These autographed collectibles include unique photos and jerseys that have been signed by the slugger himself. All autographed memorabilia come 100% guaranteed authentic.
Collecting Willie McCovey Memorabilia