Retired Numbers: #43 & #44
Another group of solid Hall of Famers, all first ballot selections for immortality.
Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants
McCovey was “the other Willie,” overshadowed by the legendary Willie Mays. However, McCovey accomplished plenty on his own. Rookie of the Year in 1959, MVP in 1969, three other top 10 finishes, 500+ homers and 1500+ RBI. This same photo was used on the Cards That Never Were blog for a custom ’81 Donruss card.
Dennis Eckersley, Oakland A’s
Hank Aaron, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves
Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Brewers
Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees