Nancy Pelosi gets Willies mixed up, posts McCovey photo on Mays’ birthday


Score this one a big error for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Thursday was the 90th birthday of MLB legend Willie Mays, who played most of his career for Pelosi’s hometown team, the San Francisco Giants.

But Pelosi marked the occasion by posting a photo of herself with another famous Willie, former Giants star Willie McCovey, who died in 2018.

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“Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays,” Pelosi captioned the shot of herself and McCovey, who was a longtime teammate of Mays’ in the 1960s and 1970s and was also feared as a homerun hitter. (McCovey’s wife Estela was also in the photo.)

The speaker’s office, which blamed a staffer for the mistake, soon swapped in a photo of Pelosi with the correct Willie, using the same caption.

Baseball legend Willie Mays is seen in San Francisco, Aug. 19, 2016. (Associated Press)

Baseball legend Willie Mays is seen in San Francisco, Aug. 19, 2016. (Associated Press)



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