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Gary Lavelle

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

 
 
Gary Lavelle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Gary Lavelle Marker
Inscription.  
San Francisco Giants: 1974-1984
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1977, 1983

Supreme Giants left-handed reliever for more than a decade, Lavelle topped Christy Mathewson to set Franchise record for Most Games, Career (647). An intimidating closer, he led NL relievers in Wins (13) in 1978. He ranks in San Francisco Giants All-Time Top 10 in Wins (73) and Saves (127).
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 37° 46.75′ N, 122° 23.4′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street north of 3rd Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94107, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnnie LeMaster (here, next to this marker); Jack Clark (here, next to this marker); Jim Barr (here, next to this marker); Randy Moffitt (here, next to this marker); Darrell Evans (here, next to this marker); Vida Blue
Gary Lavelle Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Gary Lavelle Marker - wide view
The subject marker is in the bottom row, second from the left.
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(a few steps from this marker); Jeffrey Leonard (a few steps from this marker); John Montefusco (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gary Lavelle (Wikipedia).
"Gary Robert Lavelle (born January 3, 1949) is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1974 to 1987....Lavelle spent the majority of his Major League career with the San Francisco Giants, and also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics before retiring in 1987. He posted a career high 13 wins in 1978 and accumulated 136 saves in his 13-season career."
(Submitted on June 29, 2021.) 

2. This chart-topper earned place among Giants (MLB.com).
"Lavelle pitched in 647 games from 1974-1984 with the Giants, topping the franchise’s all-time list. He amassed that total while performing almost exclusively in relief, starting only three big league games. His durability made him a valued member of Giants teams that finished above .500 only three times during his San Francisco tenure."
(Submitted on June 29, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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