November 24, 2012

Last player to homer for N.Y. Giants dies

The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Va. - The last player to hit a home run for the New York Giants before they moved has died.

A funeral home said former Major League Baseball player Gail Harris died at his Gainesville, Va., home on Nov. 14. He was 81.

The final home run before the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1957 came against Pittsburgh. Harris played for the New York Giants and the Detroit Tigers between 1955 and 1960.

Following his career as a first baseman, he worked in insurance sales. Harris was originally from Abingdon, Va.

 

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