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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.

1962 Team Reunion

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, 1962 Team Reunion

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.”

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Lon Simmons, Mike Krukow, Jon Miller

Lon Simmons, Mike Krukow and Jon Miller

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Opening Day, 1962 Team Reunion, Mike McCormick, Willie Mays

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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