It is kind of late in the day but I couldn't let the day go by without wishing a Happy Birthday to my favorite player of all time Willie McCovey. Stretch turns 76 years old today and has been retired since 1980. Due to his bad knees and so so health he doesn't make as many appearances as he used to but I did hear he was at the 49ers final regular season and the finale at Candlestick Park (unless of course some amazing stuff happens this weekend and the Niners get another home game). All of my memories of Willie Mac are from The Stick during my younger years and I was up in the Bay Area this week for work and drove by Candlestick and experienced mixed feelings. Let's face it, the place is a dump, but it is the dump of all my childhood Giants and Niners memories.
I decided to share a few of the cards from my McCovey collection to honor his birthday. These are cards that are some of my favorites and I don't believe I have featured many of them on the blog prior to today.
Happy Birthday Willie!!!