On this date in 1959, Willie McCovey is named the NL Rookie of the Year.
"Guys used to kid Don Drysdale about McCovey. Willie was the one guy Don was reluctant to face. In four and a half years I played with Don, I think McCovey is the only player he was afraid of physically." - Don Sutton
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