McCovey’s hu­mil­ity, care for oth­ers re­mem­bered

The Island Packet - - Sports -

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.

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