My next "Then and Now" subject is San Francisco slugging great Willie McCovey, who was finishing out his stellar career by the end of the 1970's.
Take a look:
By 1979 he was already a member of the 500 home run club (still an exclusive accomplishment at the time), and was well on his way to Hall of Fame induction in 1986, his first year on the ballot.
A Rookie of the Year in 1959, M.V.P. in 1969, and six-time all-star, "Stretch" was part of an in credible slugging trio during his early days in San Francisco, teaming up with two other future Hall of Famers, Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda.
If you're enjoying this series of "super veterans", keep an eye out for more of them in the near future, as I am continuously working on many of them at the moment and will sprinkle them in on this blog in the coming months.