Wrong Willie: Pelosi tweets photo with Giants legend Willie McCovey on Willie Mays' birthday

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her weekly press conference on January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her weekly press conference on January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

Anyone who’s anyone is wishing Giants legend Willie Mays a happy birthday.

"The Say Hey Kid" turns 90 on Thursday.

The long list of celebrity well wishers includes San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Rapper Lil Wayne, President Barack Obama, ex-Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, Al Roker of TODAY, and sports Hall of Famers Derek Jeter and Wayne Gretzkey.

Speaker of the House and long-time San Francisco Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi also chimed in on Thursday afternoon, tweeting a heartfelt birthday message along with a photo of herself and a Giants legend.

The problem is, her photo was with the wrong Willie.

She's pictured with Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, not Willie Mays.

Pelosi's since-deleted tweet, featuring a picture of her and Willie McCovey.
Pelosi's since-deleted tweet, featuring a picture of her and Willie McCovey. Photo credit Eric Brooks/KCBS Radio

The picture appears to be with Pelosi, McCovey and his wife, Estela, at their wedding in August 2018.

McCovey died a few months later on October 31, 2018.

Twitter users were quick to point out the long-time San Francisco lawmaker’s mistake before the tweet was deleted and replaced with a photo of Pelosi and the actual Willie Mays, drawing praise from social media.

Pelosi's office has responded early Friday to KCBS Radio's request for comment: "A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet. The photo we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error."