Willie McCovey And The 1959 Rookie Of The Year Award

Willie McCovey And The 1959 Rookie Of The Year Award

Willie McCovey made his major league debut with the Giants in 1959.  And it took just 52 games during that year for him to solidify his spot as the National League’s best rookie.

In 192 official at-bats, McCovey amassed a batting average of .354.  He collected 6 hits which included 9 doubles, 5 triples, and 13 home runs.  He also accounted for scoring 32 runs while driving in an additional 38 for the ‘G-Men’.

Did I mention that McCovey won the Rookie of the Year award by collecting every first-place vote?  Yep.  He was the unanimous selection back in ’59.

Congratulations ‘Stretch’!!!

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