McCovey’s humility, care for others remembered
Aside from that fearsome left-handed swing everybody knew, Willie McCovey provided an example of humility in how he lived for many of his San Francisco Giants teammates year after year.
“McCovey was our leader,” Gaylord Perry said as his fellow Hall of Famer was remembered in a celebration of his life Thursday at AT&T Park. McCovey died Oct. 31 at age 80 after suffering from ongoing health issues. McCovey was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 after his first time on the ballot. MLB All-Stars: J.T. Realmuto and Amed Rosario drove in two runs each to lead the MLB All-Stars over the Yomiuri Giants 9-6 on Thursday in Tokyo. The game was a warm-up game ahead of their sixgame exhibition series against Japan’s national team.
Manfred extension: Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta, said a person familiar with the agenda. Manfred was elected commissioner in August 2014 to succeed Bud Selig.
Yankees: Catcher Gary Sanchez had surgery on his left shoulder, which could slow him during spring training but is not likely to keep him out of the lineup on Opening Day.