Gail Harris New York Giants Autographed Signed OML Baseball COA DECEASED Detroit Tigers
~~THIS ONE IS A BEAUTY!!
Great looking, single signed baseball by former New York Giant...Gail Harris.
Gail began his career in 1955 with the New York Giants. He played for the Giants 1955-57 and Detroit Tigers 1958-60. Gail played in 437 career games and banged out 320 hits (including 38 doubles, 15 triples and 51 HR's) in 1331 at bats for a .240 career batting average. Gail drew 106 walks, batted in 190 runs and scored 159 runs. Gail was the last New York Giants player to hit a homerun. Gail signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen.
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Boyd Gail Harris (October 15, 1931 – November 14, 2012) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played with the New York Giants and Detroit Tigers from 1955 to 1960. In 1958, Harris hit a career high 20 home runs with the Tigers.
Harris was born in Abingdon, Virginia, and was an athletic standout at now-defunct William King High School in Abingdon. He was drafted as an amateur free agent in 1950, and called up to the majors in the summer of 1955.
Harris hit .232 in 79 games as a rookie, connecting for 12 home runs and driving in 36 runs. His manager was the ferocious Leo Durocher.
Harris struggled in 1956, but rebounded with a solid season in 1957. Late in 1957, Harris achieved a minor distinction by hitting the last homer by a New York Giants player; the team relocated to San Francisco the following season. Harris also had a new destination, as he was traded to the Detroit Tigers in the off-season.
Harris enjoyed some success in the Motor City. Getting the chance to play on a regular basis, Harris flourished in the summer of 1958 for the Tigers. He smashed 20 home runs, collected 83 RBIs and finished with a .273 batting average.
Harris’ batting average dipped in 1959, as he hit .221 with nine home runs and 39 RBIs.
Harris played his last game in the majors on May 3, 1960.
Following his baseball career, he worked in insurance sales. Harris lived in Manassas, Virginia, and his son, Mark, played in the minors briefly and was a minor league instructor for the Kansas City Royals organization.
Harris died on November 14, 2012.
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