Did you know that Willie McCovey holds the National League record for grand slams hit during a career?
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The Sporting News recently put together a list of the 25 Greatest Moments in baseball history and at number thirteen they put 'McCovey Lines Out' - in reference to the ninth inning, game 7, 1962 World Series liner that ended the game. Lon Simmons, the Giants broadcaster, called the moment with, "Ralph Terry gets set. Here's the pitch to Willie. Here's a liner straight to Richardson! The ballgame is over, and the World Series is over . . . Willie McCovey hit it like a bullet. A line drive straight to Bobby Richardson. Had that ball got out of his reach, the Giants would have been the winner. Now it's the Yankees. The final score of the ballgame: The Yankees win it 1-0."