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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Last player to homer for NY Giants dies at 81

Gail Harris, the final player to slug a home run for the New York Giants before they relocated to San Francisco, has died. He was 81.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Harris, who hit 51 homers over parts of six Major League seasons, passed away at his home in Gainesville, Va., on Nov. 14. Harris played first base for the Giants from 1955-57 and the Tigers from 1958-60.

Gamingboy Posted: November 24, 2012 at 06:39 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: November 24, 2012 at 06:57 AM (#4308585)
I'm assuming this is a different Gail Harris. (There are some NSFW choices at the GIS, but this is a family website.)

Larry Hagman, also 81, has passed as well.
   2. vern_fuller_brushback Posted: November 25, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4309089)
R.I.P. Gail Harris, who had the one solid season with the Tigers.

Boyd Gail Harris Jr.'s name resurged to memory when Brendan C. Boyd and Fred C. Harris wrote 'The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book', a memory of childhood baseball card collecting and a peek into the inner workings of the Topps baseball card company. The book is an absolute hoot, and if you've never run across it, I highly recommend it.

   3. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: November 25, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4309145)
When did Willie Mays die?

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