Willie McCovey, In Bronze 2003

Willie McCovey At McCovey Point Park
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The statue of Willie McCovey was not next to the ball park, but rather across McCovey Cove and at the end of McCovey Point located in the small park named McCovey Point Park.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:20:41 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3427
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A Scenic Location For A McCovey Statue
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The statue's location was very scenic with the San Francisco Bay and sailboats behind, and located directly on top of the Bay Trail.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:20:51 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3427
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Having Just Hit A Long Fly Ball
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The statue of Willie McCovey was posed as if having just hit a long fly ball deep into the heart of San Francisco.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:21:05 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3428
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A Sign Described His History
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A sign on the base of the statue read:

Willie Lee McCovey
"Stretch"
San Francisco, N.L., 1959-1973, 1977-1980
San Diego, N.L. 1974-1976
Oakland, A.L., 1976

Top left-handed home run hitter in N.L.
history with 521. Second only to Lou Gehrig
with 18 career grand slams, led N.L. in homers
three times and RBI's twice. N.L. rookie of
year in 1959, MVP in 1969 and comeback player
of the year in '77. Teamed with Willie Mays
for awesome 1-2 punch in Giants' lineup.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:22:21 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3434
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Forever Facing The Southern Sunlight
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The statue was placed so as to always face the southern sunlight.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:22:58 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3436
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Details Of Face And Shirt
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A closeup showed off the details of his face and shirt.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:11 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3438
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Detail of Belt And Buttons
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A detail shot of the statue's shirt with buttons, and his belt, fastened the direction of a left hander.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:28 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3440
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His Foot With Marina Behind
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A close-up shot of his foot with the San Francisco Marina behind. Ship masts almost looked like grass.


Willie McCovey external link In Bronze 2003   •  William Behrends Sculpture, Inc. external link   •  Sculpture located in McCovey Point Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 September 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:43 Saturday 12 February 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3442
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