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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.
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.
5 players have represented the Giants at Second Base:
- Burgess Whitehead
- Eddie Stanky
- Davey Williams
- Robby Thompson
- Jeff Kent
The final Friday home game each year is dedicated to one of the Giants greats – Willie McCovey. Since 1980, the award is awarded to the Giants player who exemplifies the spirit and leadership shown by Willie throughout his career. This years award will be presented during a pre-game ceremony on Friday, September 21.
In every series we take photo that we love, but don’t work with the daily blog theme. Here are some fun shots from the last road trip.
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. One banner, lots of recent memories are highlighted here.