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Willie McCoveyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1955-1980 MLB Years: 1959-1980
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

Positions1B-2045, OF-275, DH-9Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie Lee McCovey
Height6-4Weight210BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJanuary 10,1938 [80.105]PlaceMobile,Alabama
High SchoolCentral (Mobile,AL)
MLB DebutJuly 30,1959 [21.201]
OrganizationsSFN [23] SDN [3] OAK [1] Awards8Awards Voting11-540
TBC Player ID15034Retrosheet IDmccow101MLBAM ID118605
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Player Notes:   The San Francisco Giants retired his #44 on September 21, 1980
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed44Power93Contact47XBH89RBIs92Runs50Hitting68Durability60Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955SandersvilleGSLD-171074108212524119113000000000.305.305.507.81220844410.271.202.202.3570.000.000.004.6321.5835.20
1956DanvilleCaroA+-181525191191613882989000000000.310.310.582.89230275519.269.272.272.3860.000.000.005.5917.9046.58
1957DallasTexAA-19115395631112191165000000000.281.281.463.74418341395.260.182.182.3250.000.000.002.7835.9136.94
1958PhoenixPCLAAA-201465279116837101489000000000.319.319.507.82626761527.300.188.188.3600.000.000.002.6637.6436.31
1959PhoenixPCLAAA-21953498413026112992000000000.372.372.7591.13126566349.316.387.387.4870.000.000.008.3112.0350.77
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b2152192326895133820223540117.354.429.6561.08512627219.379.302.427.46710.0515.981.595.9414.7739.71
1960TacomaPCLAAA-221763141812316000000000.286.286.508.79432663.250.222.222.3460.000.000.004.7621.0033.33
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b221012603762153135111455300243.238.349.469.81812231307.250.231.404.35914.6617.261.184.2320.0050.00
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b231063285989123185012376050438.271.350.491.84116133374.280.220.329.3669.8916.041.624.8118.2237.08
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of2491229416761205433293500316.293.368.590.95813527261.266.297.424.41311.1113.411.217.6611.4540.30
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31of251525641031581954410211501191111510.280.350.566.91631968627.284.286.374.4007.9718.982.387.0212.8243.04
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of261303645580141185421617350459.220.336.412.74815033434.224.192.363.33314.0616.821.204.1520.2241.25
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn371b27160540931491743992048811862358.276.381.539.92029160639.285.263.419.40413.7718.471.346.1013.8540.27
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b281505028514826636962176100604108.295.391.586.97729468588.303.291.444.41912.9317.011.326.1213.9445.95
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b291354567312617431913371110624178.276.378.535.91324452539.298.259.414.39813.1720.411.555.7514.7141.27
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b3014852381153164361054272715082010.293.378.545.92328556608.276.252.394.40811.8411.680.995.9214.5336.60
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b311494911011572624512600121664074511.320.453.6561.10932273623.289.336.582.46619.4210.590.557.2210.9146.50
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b32152495981433923912600137753034013.289.444.6121.05630380638.271.323.600.44321.4711.760.556.1112.6955.94
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn471b3310532945911301870026457405216.277.396.480.87615831402.282.203.392.38115.9214.180.894.4818.2834.07
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b3481263305680143500384520153.213.316.403.71910622304.205.190.335.32812.5014.801.184.6118.7939.29
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn481b351303835210214329751010578106256.266.420.546.96620946495.259.280.556.41421.2115.760.745.8613.2145.10
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn441b361283445387191226310967610198.253.416.506.92217442442.263.253.535.41521.7217.190.794.9815.6448.28
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn441b37122413431041702368105780302810.252.345.460.80519040475.260.208.349.36212.0016.841.404.8417.9638.46
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn441b387120220419073600213910074.203.281.351.6327116224.218.148.252.2849.3817.411.863.1328.8639.02
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak44dh381124050000003400010.208.296.208.5045027.250.000.125.23311.1114.811.330.000.000.00
1976Totals for MLB-MLB         8222620469073600244310084.204.283.336.6197616251.222.132.239.2799.5617.131.792.7932.2934.78
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b3914147854134210288630671060031616.280.367.500.86723949548.305.220.366.37212.2319.341.585.1117.0736.57
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b4010835132801921264103657002812.228.298.396.69413933389.239.168.274.3079.2514.651.583.0829.2541.25
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b41117353348890155702367010327.249.318.402.72014224393.269.153.249.3229.1617.811.943.8223.5327.27
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn441b42481138238011600132310323.204.285.301.586349130.239.097.212.26410.0017.691.770.77113.0039.13
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1074108212524119113000000000.305.305.507.81220844410.271.202.202.0000.000.000.004.6321.5835.20
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter258881971229221135346521155526221345155069570260176.270.374.515.88942199209686.273.245.410.00013.8916.001.155.3815.7341.61
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter52518533715881234086351000000000.317.317.566.88310492491853.284.249.249.0000.000.000.004.6421.5542.35
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter258939189316642346197000000000.337.337.601.938564133939.302.264.264.0000.000.000.004.9020.4142.09
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115395631112191165000000000.281.281.463.74418341395.260.182.182.0000.000.000.002.7835.9136.94
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1525191191613882989000000000.310.310.582.89230275519.269.272.272.0000.000.000.005.5917.9046.58
San Francisco Giants Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter225672141113197430845469138824221168135164567235154.274.377.524.90137798228518.276.250.412.00013.7115.861.165.5115.3841.64
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter32195911623245152167201741955032422.242.360.454.814435981141.252.212.395.00015.2517.091.124.5618.4442.24
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1124050000003400010.208.296.208.5045027.250.000.125.00011.1114.811.330.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625137713822333972184974041611.270.374.515.88926458606.273.245.410.00013.8916.001.155.3815.7341.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games162572114181381227108000000000.317.317.566.88332477572.284.249.249.0000.000.000.004.6421.5542.35

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn211B51--42429529458453.9898.88------5298.133.1
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn221B71--55739942605596.9858.39------10170.346.1
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn231B84--669551155735724.9858.62------10679.254.5
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24OF57--812218583.9761.46------9162.634.5
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn241B17--1057112113112.9916.59------9118.710.3
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25OF135--220714-241227.9421.68------15288.883.3
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn251B23--1431415158157.9946.83------15215.114.2
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26OF83--96571108101.9351.22------13063.851.2
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn261B26--17714719198191.9657.35------13020.016.0
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn271B156--131087139314101397.9918.96------16097.596.3
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281B145--128781229113901368.9849.43------15096.790.1
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn291B127--1221811510213171302.98910.25------13594.178.4
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn301B146--1305103219114291408.9859.64------14898.690.1
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn311B148--1392791211614831471.9929.94------14999.391.4
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn321B146--12171341511713661351.9899.25------15296.190.1
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn331B95--828631580906891.9839.38------10590.558.6
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn341B74-59861732952658649.9868.771.09-----8191.447.7
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn351B117-92093076128910181006.9888.601.09-----13090.072.2
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn361B104--815471159873862.9878.29------12881.364.2
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn371B115--97973159410671052.9869.15------12294.371.0
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn381B51--42044439468464.9919.10------7171.831.5
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38DH9---------------1181.85.6
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn391B136--107260139311451132.9898.32------14196.584.0
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn401B97--721441049775765.9877.89------10889.859.9
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn411B89--740481060798788.9878.85------11776.154.9
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn421B27--24112218255253.9929.37------4856.316.8
MLB Totals for 1B - 22 season(s)-   1B2045-151817170122223314051862518392.9878.9912.12-----20450.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF275--39714232434411.9471.49------2750.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH9---------------90.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21--51--------
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22--71--------
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23--84--------
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24--17------57-
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25--23------135-
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26--26------83-
1965San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27--156--------
1966San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28--145--------
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29--127--------
1968San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30--146--------
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31--148--------
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32--146--------
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33--95--------
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34--74--------
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35--117--------
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn36--104--------
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37--115--------
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn38--51--------
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38----------9
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn39--136--------
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn40--97--------
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41--89--------
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn42--27--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB24415230111001300000.200.250.533.7838216.182.333.4006.2518.753.006.2515.0066.67
1971San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB33414260026004200000.429.556.8571.41312218.400.428.71422.2211.110.5011.117.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs414260026004200000.429.556.8571.41312218.400.428.71422.2211.110.5011.117.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs415230111001300000.200.250.533.7838216.182.333.4006.2518.753.006.2515.0066.67

Awards [8]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1959MLB Player of the Month (August) ... National League Rookie of the Year2
1963MLB Player of the Month (July)1
1969MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player ... MLB Player of the Month (April) ... National League Most Valuable Player3
1977NL Comeback Player of the Year1
1979National League Player of the Week (June 11-June 17)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1977-01-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1976-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-08-30Purchased by Athletics from Padres. 
1973-10-25TradeTraded by Giants with Bernie Williams to Padres for Mike Caldwell. 
1955-03-12ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.