The baseball world lost a legend Wednesday with Willie McCovey's death at age 80.
The slugger spent 19 of his 22 major league seasons with the Giants, but not many people remember he actually had a brief stint with the A's.
In 1976, Oakland purchased McCovey's contract from the San Diego Padres near the end of the season. He played 11 games for the A's, recording five hits in 24 at-bats, before returning to the Giants the following season.
The A's released a statement upon the news of McCovey's death.
The Oakland A's are saddened by the loss of Willie McCovey. He was a positive fixture in the San Francisco community and we were fortunate enough to have him as a part of our organization for a brief time. Our thoughts are with his family during this time of mourning. pic.twitter.com/abQlFGz3yB— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) November 1, 2018
McCovey's list of achievements is almost endless: MVP, Rookie of the Year, six-time All-Star, All-Star Game MVP and Baseball Hall of Famer. He finished his career with 521 home runs, tied for 20th in MLB history, and 1,555 RBI.