McCovey roars as rookie
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He returned to San Francisco as a free agent before the 1977 season. In his first season back as a Giant, he won NL Comeback Player of the Year honors by posting a .280 average and hitting 28 home runs. He retired at age 42 in 1980.
McCovey collected 2,211 hits over 22 seasons with the Giants, Padres and Athletics. He knocked in 1,555 runs and was named to six National League All-Star teams.
He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986, his first year of eligibility. He passed away on Oct. 31, 2018.
Cody Eding was a public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum