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Spring Training – Alvin Dark

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Alvin Dark and his troops – February 27, 1961

Happy 80th Birthday Davey!

Tonight was a very special evening. For more than 50 years, Jim Davenport has played various roles within the Giants organization. He was an All-Star third baseman and Gold Glove winner in 1962, while playing alongside future Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry.  After a 13 year career as the Giants third baseman, this Forever Giant continued to contribute to the organization as a third base coach, a manager, and in various roles throughout our minor league system. A native of Suluria, Alabama, he signed with the Giants in 1958 and is still serving as a special assistant for Brian Sabean and our baseball operations department.

This past Saturday, on August 17th, Davey celebrated his 80th birthday and tonight Giants fans were able to wish him a Happy Birthday and thank him for his on-going service to the San Francisco Giants organization.

The Best of the Best – Shortstop

Since 1970 fans have been able to vote their favorite position players and last year Giants fans accepted the challenge and as The Sporting News put it, “MLB All-Star Game 20102: Giants fans know best; their guys lead NL rout”.  Voting has started to for the 2013 game so let’s keep the tradition going!

Between John McGraw managing the first All Star Game, to Bruce Bochy managing the next one, 88 players have represented the Giants in the Mid-Summer Classic.

6 great Shorstops have worn Giants jerseys in the All-Star Game:

  1. Travis Jackson
  2. Dick Bartell
  3. Bill Jurges
  4. Alvin Dark
  5. Chris Speier
  6. Rich Aurilia

View Level Timeline – Part 2

In 2008, to celebrate our 50th anniversary in San Francisco  we installed a timeline on the View Level at the ballpark which highlighted some of our great players and amazing moments.  We know that all of our fans are not able to come to a game at the park, or those who do may not be old enough to remember some of our alumni.  For this road trip we decided to showcase the timeline and give everyone a bit more information about the moments.  These banners highlight everything from the 60s to the mid-80s.

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The fourth banner focuses on the Giants relationship with Japan

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Mike McCormick, the Giants first (& the only, up to 2008) Cy Young Award Winner is on the fifth banner.

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Long-term players of the 60s highlight the seventh panel

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The 60s move into the 70s with on next one

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We pay tribute to the pitchers of the 70s & 80s on the eighth banner

Happy Birthday – Willie Mays

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On his birthday last year, Willie Mays meet with some Jr. Giants in a pregame ceremony.

Today is Willie Mays’ Birthday! The last year has been a great one for Willie Mays – from catching up with the President at the White House to getting a jersey signed by Tony Bennett – we hope the coming year is as remarkable as the last.  Happy Birthday Willie!

Let us know what your favorite memory of WIllie Mays is and we will be sure he sees them.

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Willie celebrated winning the 2010 World Series with the Giants and President Obama at the White House on July 25, 2011

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Willie meet with Tony Bennett and Mike Murphy before the Giant’s game on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

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Willie chatted with Angel Pagan during the pregame festivities on Opening Day.

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Alvin Dark and Willie were able to catch up on during the 1962 Reunion on Opening Day.

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Willie checks out a pair of custom made World Series boots before the game on August 4, 2011.

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Willie Mays’ Hall of Fame Plaque.

1962 Team Reunion

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2 score and 10 years ago our team brought forth for this city, a winning tradition, conceived in teamwork, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created Giants…

Last week we featured a special reunion of the 1962 team to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first World Series in San Francisco with 13 members of the 1962 team participating in the ceremony.  As Mike Krukow said, “They set the tone for what it means to be a San Francisco Giant.”

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Lon Simmons, Mike Krukow and Jon Miller

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Mike McCormick and Willie Mays

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Willie McCovey, Javier Lopez

Willie McCovey and Javier Lopez

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Orlando Cepeda, Carl Boles

Orlando Cepeda and Carl Boles

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Mark Gardner, Jim Davenport

Mark Gardner and Jim Davenport

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Ryan Vogelsong, Don Larsen

Ryan Vogelsong and Don Larsen

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Sergio Romo, Felipe Alou

Sergio Romo and Felipe Alou

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Alvin Dar, Lon Simmons, Gaylord Perry, Ernie Bowman, Billy Pierce

Alvin Dark, Billy Pierce, Ernie Bowman, Gaylord Perry, Lon Simmons

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