Willie McCovey has a great personality and knows how to capture and audience’s attention. McCovey was nicknamed “Big Mac” and “Stretch”, he is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. He batted and threw left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. If you want the Hall of Famer for a speaking engagement or endorsement, PGS is ready to work for you. We can take care of the Willie McCovey’s speaker negotiations and our expertise can save you time and money.
**Willie McCovey Speaker**
In his Major League debut on July 30, 1959, McCovey went four-for-four against Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts en route to a .354 batting average that year, in which he won National League Rookie of the Year honors while playing in just 52 games. Three years later, he helped the Giants to the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees. Perhaps McCovey’s best-known moment in baseball came in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7, with 2 outs and the Giants trailing 1-0. With Willie Mays on second base and Matty Alou on third, any base hit would likely have won the championship for the Giants. McCovey scorched a hard line drive that was snared by the Yankees’ second baseman Bobby Richardson, ending the series with a Yankees’ win. That would turn out to be the closest McCovey would get to playing on a world championship team. So the list of possible Willie McCovey speaker topics extends well beyond just the normal sports stories. A Willie McCovey speaker appearance will enhance any event.
**Willie McCovey Appearance**
McCovey was inducted to the Afro Sports Hall of Fame, February 7, 2009 in Oakland, California. The mission of the Afro Sports Hall of Fame is to broaden the public’s understanding of African American/Ethnic history and the role of diversity and cultural tolerance in the growth of professional sports. McCovey is a senior advisor with the Giants. Willie McCovey appearance at your event or function is sure to be a hit with sports fans and non-sports fans alike. PGS can help secure a Willie McCovey appearance.
**Willie McCovey Endorsement**
For an endorsement of his speaking talents, just look at what he has done for the Afro Sports Hall of Fame. McCovey is a great person who is always looking to give back to the community No matter what product or service you offer, a Willie McCovey endorsement is sure to help.
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