1961 Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants Game Worn Jersey – SGC/GROB SUPERIOR
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Presented is a spectacular gamer from the most feared slugger in the National League through the 1960s, a batter who inspired even more fear from pitchers than some of his Hall of Fame contemporaries like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron or Willie Stargell. Willie McCovey played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. One of the most intimidating power hitters of his era, McCovey was called “the scariest hitter in baseball” by pitcher Bob Gibson, an assessment with which Reggie Jackson concurred. McCovey’s powerful swing generated 521 home runs, 231 of which he hit in Candlestick Park, a stadium notoriously problematic for long-ball hitters and the most hit there by any player.
This gray flannel shows game use and “McCovey 61 44” is chain stitched in the left front tail (denoting player, year, and size) and there is a wash tag inside. It has the “San Francisco” team name stitched across the front and number “44” on back. In the collar is a “Spalding” manufacturers tag. This jersey includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SGC/Dave Grob, and is graded “S” – Superior.