Hall of Famer Willie McCovey took a break from his hospital-based rehab to attend the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory parade Friday from behind the scenes, thanking all the fans and well-wishers for the support and love through his recent health ordeal.
McCovey said he continues to recover from an infection that hospitalized him in September for nearly a month, and that the Giants "pulled me through, and I've come a long way.'' He attended one game at AT&T Park during both the NL Championship Series and World Series.
The 76-year-old McCovey said, "I feel great,'' while waiting for the team at the end of the parade route inside the Civic Center.
"I'm feeling good enough to get out,'' he said. "It's been quite a year, what can I say?''