Willie McCovey, right, listen with big smiles to Orlando Cepeda during a pre-game celebration of Willie Mays' 80th birthday before the San Francisco Giants played host to the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 6, 20

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Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants Icon, Dies At 80, Team Says

By Michael McLaughlin

October 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) — Former San Francisco Giant and Hall of Fame baseball player Willie McCovey has died, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. 

McCovey, who played much of his career holding down first base for the Giants, was 80.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that San Francisco Giants Legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 80 after losing his battle with ongoing health issues," the team said in a tweet.