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Willie McCovey Tribute at AT&T Park

SF Giants host a public celebration of the life of hall of famer Willie McCovey
By - posted 11/6/2018 No Comment

The San Francisco Giants host a Public Celebration Of Life on Thursday, November 8th at AT&T Park for San Francisco Giants Legend And Hall Of Famer Willie McCovey.

The San Francisco Giants and the family of Willie McCovey will remember the remarkable life of the Giants Legend and Hall of Famer who passed away peacefully earlier this week at the age of 80 after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.

Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey’s career spanned 22 seasons (1959-1980) mostly with the San Francisco Giants. Nicknamed “Stretch,” McCovey hit 521 home runs, was a six-time All-Star and was the leagues MVP in 1969. When the Giants moved to their new ballpark they honored Willie through the naming of McCovey Cove.

WHO/WHAT: Public Celebration of Life for Willie McCovey

WHEN: Thursday, November 8th at 11:30 a.m. (Gates open at 10:30 a.m.)

WHERE: AT&T Park – Members of the public should enter the park through the Willie Mays Plaza Gates.

NOTE: This public celebration of life is open to all fans and friends of Willie “Stretch” McCovey.

PARKING: Please be advised that guests are encouraged to take public transportation as Giants Lot A is not available for public parking. Public parking is available at Piers 30/32 and other locations around the park.


  • Renel Brooks Moon – Giants Public Address Announcer
  • Larry Baer – Giants President & CEO
  • The Honorable London Breed – Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco
  • Dave Dravecky – 1989 Willie Mac Award Winner
  • Jeff Dudum – Willie’s Godson
  • Jeff Idelson – Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Reflections from Former Teammates – Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, Felipe Alou and Joe Amalfitano
  • Mike Krukow – 1985 & 1986 Willie Mac Award Winner
  • McCovey Cove Tribute – San Francisco Fire Department

Fans who wish to offer their condolences may also send letters to the McCovey Family care of San Francisco Giants, Attention: Forever 44, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107 or they may email Forever44@sfgiants.com.

Can’t Make It?: The Celebration of Life will be aired lived on NBC Sports Bay Area and streamed live on sfgiants.com, the SF Giants You Tube channel (You Tube/Giants), Facebook/Giants and the NBC Sports Bay Area My Teams App.