Willie McCovey’s MVP Season Of 1969
Willie McCovey had some spectacular seasons during his 22-year baseball career.
But the one he is most known for came in 1969 – when he won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award.
In ’69, he had an on-base percentage of 45.3% – almost unheard of from a slugger. McCovey connected for 45 home runs in 1969 while driving in 126 runs and scoring another 101. He drew 121 walks en route to collecting 157 hits alongside his .320 batting average.
Due in part to his amazing success in 1969, McCovey’s Giants finished 90-72, good for 2nd place in the NL West.