He batted and threw left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
One of the most intimidating power hitters of his era, Mc Covey was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by pitcher Bob Gibson, an assessment with which Reggie Jackson concurred.
Affectionately known as Full Throttle, Short is so recklessly aggressive on kick coverage that offensive and defensive players alike stop to behold his violent collisions.
Nominally a defensive end, the 254-pounder has no apparent regard for his -- or anyone else's -- physical well-being.
But until the late 1950s, this was a fairly standard arrangement for pro athletes.