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Willie McCovey Hit His 521st and Final Home Run on May 3, 1980

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Willie McCovey Hit His 521st and Final Home Run on May 3, 1980

On May 3, 1980, Willie McCovey, first baseman for the San Francisco Giants, hit is 521st and final home run of his Major League Baseball career. McCovey made his major league debut on July 30, 1959, and went 4-for-4, including two triples off future Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts. Although McCovey played hurt throughout much of his 22-year career, he led the National League in homers three times and in RBI's twice, and collected more than 2,200 hits before retiring from the pros. He earned the National League MVP in 1969, ten years after earning the National League Rookie...

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