How Tom Seaver Struck Out Willie McCovey

11.10.18

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The baseball world lost a great ambassador with the passing of Willie McCovey on October 31. Known as 'Stretch', the water landing over the right field wall at SF Giants park honors him, 'McCovey Cove.'

One of McCovey's biggest competitors was Tom Seaver, a 311-game winner and 1992 hall of fame inductee. When reflecting on McCovey's passing, Seaver told a story about "the most satisfying moment" of his career:

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As Seaver recounts the game situation:

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How much did that moment mean to Seaver?

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Why tell this story? Because even the hardest throwers of their generation (Reggie Jackson once said "I would show up at the park just to hear Tom Seaver pitch") know the value of changing speeds and how it can get the best hitters out.

Learn the changeup! I have plenty of information on my website about the changeup that you can read about here.

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