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John Wesley Covington (born March 27, 1932 in Laurinburg, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball player for the Milwaukee Braves, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1956 to 1966. Covington is one of a handful of players to have played for four different teams in one season when he accomplished this feat in 1961. His best season came in 1958 with the Braves when he hit 24 home runs, had 74 Runs Batted In and hit for a .330 batting average. He played his last game of his career with the Dodgers in the 1966 World Series.
Covington was a member of the Hank Aaron-led Milwaukee Braves team that won the 1957 World Series. In Game Two of that Series, which the Braves won over the New York Yankees in seven games, with the score tied 2-2 in the fourth inning, Covington's single drove in Joe Adcock for what would prove to be the winning run; on the play, Andy Pafko scored on Tony Kubek's error for the final run in a 4-2 Braves win.