Killion: A cast of Giants gathers to honor Willie McCovey

From Ann Killion at the San Francisco Chronicle on November 8, 2018:

A day after they launched a brand new modern baseball era, the Giants took a step back in time to honor the most beloved Giant ever.

A celebration of the life of Willie McCovey was held at AT&T Park and the living, breathing history of the franchise was on hand to witness the tribute. A few hundred fans also came to the ballpark on Thursday to honor the legend.

It is too bad that new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, introduced a day earlier, already had flown to the end of the general managers’ meetings in Carlsbad (San Diego County). Because on Thursday, he could have witnessed the essence of his new organization, which is the cherishing and honoring of the past.

“It’s kind of full circle,” Giants President Larry Baer said of the consecutive events at AT&T.

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Originally published: November 9, 2018. Last Updated: November 9, 2018.