Is Willie McCovey Living or Dead?

Has American baseball player Willie McCovey died? Or is he still alive?

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American baseball player

Willie McCovey is ...

Dead
Born 10 Jan 1938 in Mobile
Died 31 Oct 2018 in Stanford
Age80 years, 9 months
Causeinfectious disease
Correction?
Willie McCovey
Willie McCovey
Stretch 2012 World Series Champion Parade

About Willie McCovey

Willie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 – October 31, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Known as "Stretch" during his playing days, and later also nicknamed "Mac" and "Willie Mac," he is best known for his long tenure as one of the sport's greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants. Over a 22-year career between 1959 and 1980 he played 19 seasons with the Giants and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics. A fearsome left-handed hitter, he was a six-time All-Star, three-time home run champion, MVP, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 in his first year of eligibility, only the 16th man so honored. McCovey was known as a dead-pull line drive hitter, causing some teams to employ a shift against him. Seventh on baseball's all-time home run list when he retired, McCovey was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by pitcher Bob Gibson, seconded by similarly feared slugger Reggie Jackson. McCovey lashed 521 home runs, 231 launched in Candlestick Park, the most there by any player. One on September 16, 1966, was described as the longest ever hit in that stadium.

He is also known as Willie Lee McCovey.